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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Dry cows reach €2,080 at Ballymote Mart

Trade improved all-round at an online-only cattle sale at Ballymote Mart on Thursday (October 28th), according to a spokesperson.

Bullocks under 500kgs made from €350-€700 over:
  • LMX 480 KG – €1,180;
  • CHX – 475 KG – €1,140;
  • CHX – 450 KG – €1,135.
Lots 500-600 kg sold from €450-€760 over:
  • LMX – 590 KG – €1,350;
  • BBX – 590 KG – €1,330;
  • CHX – 570 KG – €1,320.
Heavier lots peaked at €805 over:
  • AAX – 765 KG – €1,570;
  • CHX – 750 KG – €1,540;
  • CHX – 700 KG – €1,490.
Heifers under 500 kg climbed from €300-€650 over:
  • CHX – 430 KG – €1,080;
  • LMX – 445 KG – €1,070;
  • CHX – 445 KG – €1,060.
Heavier lots topped out at €905 over:
  • CHX – 575 KG – €1,480;
  • CH – 590 KG – €1,280;
  • SAX – 515 KG – €1,180.
Dry cows – Stores went under the hammer from €100-€350 over while fleshed lots ranged from €450-€975 over:
  • AAX – 1105 KG – €2,080 [main image];
  • BBX – 1,000kgs – €1,920;
  • CHX – 890 KG – €1,850;
  • BBX – 900 KG – €1,810;
  • CHX – 860 KG – €1,670.
Weanlings

The spokesperson noted that trade improved for bulls and heifers at Friday’s weanling sale.

Bull weanlings:
  • Under 300 kg fetched from €400-€585 over;
  • Lots 300-400 kg clicked from €410-€645 over;
  • Heavier lots hit €610 over.
Weanling heifers:
  • Under 300 kg clicked from €280-€530 over;
  • Over 300 kg sold from €300-€520 over.
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