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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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25 expressions you will hear buyers say at livestock marts

25 expressions you will hear buyers say at livestock marts

That’s Farming’s Catherina Cunnane’s list of expressions you will hear buyers say at livestock marts.

  • ‘She is as long as a train’
  • ‘She is weighing empty/feathers’
  • ‘On the bridge’
  • ‘Behind her now’
  • ‘Stan on’
  • ‘She has enough milk to supply the village’
  • ‘She is a cracking store’
  • ‘Beef was a rob today’
  • ‘Some stores are 100% today’
  • ‘She will bring down the factory scales’
  • ‘She will get money to kill her’
  • ‘She has hidden flesh and a dry bag’
  • ‘I was getting the hammer and an online bidder got going’
  • ‘Stores are too dear with the price of meal’
  • ‘You won’t see a beast like her every day’
  • ‘She is a rare sort of a heifer’
  • ‘There is just something special to her’
  • ‘The day you buy is the day you sell’
  • ‘I saw her coming off the trailer this morning’
  • ‘If she is at the price, I will handle her’
  • ‘The trade was on fire today’
  • ‘Cattle are starting to feel the weather – you can see it in them’
  • ‘He got out and I put another €100 to her’
  • ‘I got out and someone online put another €50 to her’
  • ‘She will look very different off-camera – the online buyer will get some shock’
Going to the mart

Previous article on That’s Farming focused on things fathers/mothers don’t say to their farming sons and daughters when going to the mart:

  • ‘We do not have enough of cattle’
  • ‘Go to the mart for the day’
  • ‘Bring the chequebook with you’
  • ‘Bring the trailer with you’
  • ‘Buy, even if they’re a rob’
  • ‘Cattle aren’t going to become any cheaper – buy up!’
  • ‘We have plenty of grass for the summer and fodder for the winter’
  • ‘Go and buy me a load of cattle’

Read more on this article.

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