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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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‘Lucrative’ prices at Headford’s Limousin & Belgian Blue weanling show & sale

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Headford Mart – Cattle Prices – 16-09-2023

Headford Co-operative Livestock Mart’s annual Limousin & Belgian Blue weanling show and sale “got off to a record-breaking start with some lucrative prices given from the ring against our online contenders”.

Prices were, according to the spokesperson, “on fire with a roaring trade for quality lots”.

Prize winners

Belgian Blue class

  • Bull: 1st – Martina Reilly & 2nd – Pat Forde
  • Heifer: 1st – JJ Greany & 2nd JJ Greany.

Limousin class:

  • Bull: 1st – Paddy Creaven & 2nd Paddy Creaven.
  • Heifers: 1st – Paddy Creaven & 2nd – Emmet Wynne.

Heifer prices:

  • 430 kg – LMX – €1900 / €4.42/kg
  • 425 kg – BAX – €1640 / €3.86/kg
  • 335 kg – BBX – €1580 / €4.72/kg
  • 360 kg – LMX – €1450 / €4.03/kg;
  • 435 kg – BBX – €1350 / €3.10/kg;
  • 320 kg – LMX – €1260 / €3.94/kg;
  • 330 kg – LMX – €1220 / €3.70/kg.

Bulls 

  • 390 kg – BB – €1910 / €4.90/kg;
  • 380 kg – LMX – €1560 / €4.11/kg;
  • 365 kg – BBX – €1490 / €4.08/kg;
  • 305 kg – BBX – €1490 / €4.89/kg;
  • 320 kg – BBX – €1490/ €4.66/kg;
  • 355 kg – LMX – €1450 / €4.08/kg;
  • 390 kg – LMX – €1380 / €3.54/kg;
  • 360 kg – LMX – €1340 / €3.72/kg;
  • 330 kg – LM – €1260 / €3.82/kg;
  • 275 kg – BBX – €1150 / €4.18/kg;
  • 340 kg – LMX – €1100 / €3.26/kg;
  • 335 kg – BBX – €1390 / €4.15/kg;
  • 345 kg – BBX – €1370 / €3.97/kg.

The best price per kg was €4.90/kg with an average of €3.36/kg across the board.

Charolais weanling show & sale

Meanwhile, Headford Co-operative Livestock Mart’s annual Charolais weanling show and sale “got the season off to a phenomenal start with some eyebrow-raising prices forked out from the ring against our online contenders”.

That is according to a spokesperson who told www.thatsfarming.com, that “prices were on fire with the trade for weanling bulls being the dearest for some absolute show-stoppers”.

Read a report with sample prices.

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