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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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‘Excellent’ returns for forward and beef bullocks at Kilkenny Mart

Some 1,050 entries were offered for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (October 23rd), according to George Candler.

Speaking following the general cattle sale, the mart’s auctioneer said: “Our online-only cattle sale produced excellent returns for forward store and beef-type bullocks, especially continental types.”

“Lighter stores were more difficult to sell due to the fact that farmers in this section are not as proficient at bidding online. The heifer trade was not buoyant, except for top-quality types.”

  • 600kgs – €1.70-€2.45/kg or €1,150-€1,600/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.50-€2.41/kg or €800-€1,420/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.40-€2.40/kg or €520-€1,140/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.35-€2.21/kg or €510-€815/head.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €0.80-€1.45/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.10-€1.80/kg.
  • Beef-types – €1.85-€2.30/kg or €1,050-€1,250/head;
  • Forward stores – €1.80-€2.60/kg or €850-€1,130/head;
  • Light stores – €1.60-€2.83/kg or €480-€980/head.
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