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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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Cattle trade holds ‘quite well overall’ at Kilrush Mart

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Kilrush Mart – Cattle Prices – 09-08-2023

According to a spokesperson for Kilrush Mart, just over 300 lots came under the hammer at its general cattle sale on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023.

They noted that “trade held quite well overall, especially for slightly more forward stock”.

“There was a big sale for the time of year with a lot of the traditional breeds available both in stronger and lighter cattle.”

“The weather has definitely forced cattle out early, with many farmers with large lots at Wednesday’s sale.”

Kilrush Mart on 09-08-2023

Cull cow prices:

  • CHX – 845kgs – €2,010 – €2.38/kg;
  • FR – 770kgs – €1,340 – €1.74/kg;
  • HEX – 840kgs – €1,750 – €2.08/kg;
  • AA – 640kgs – €1,470 – €2.29/kg;
  • HEX – 785kgs – €1,750 – €2.23/kg;
  • FR – 695kgs – €1,310 – €1.88/kg;
  • CH – 595kgs – €1,280 – €2.15/kg;
  • FR – 535kgs – €950 – €1.77/kg.

Bullock prices:

  • FRX – 570kgs – €1,280 – €2.24/kg;
  • 4 HEX – 339kgs – €850 – €2.51/kg;
  • 2 HEX – 562kgs – €1,240 – €2.20/kg;
  • 3 AA – 315kgs – €830 – €2.63/kg;
  • 4 FR – 554kgs – €1,130 – €2.04/kg;
  • 4 FR – 546kgs – €1,100 – €2.01/kg;
  • 3 FR – 612kgs – €1,310 – €2.14/kg;
  • 2 LM – 645kgs – €1,640 – €2.55/kg;
  • 6 HEX – 460kgs – €1,150 – €2.50/kg;
  • FR – 675kgs – €1,440 – €2.13/kg;
  • HEX – 630kgs – €1,590 – €2.52/kg.

Heifer prices:

  • HEX – 710kgs – €1,670 – €2.35/kg;
  • LM – 405kgs – €1,090 – €2.69/kg;
  • HEX – 560kgs – €1,280 – €2.28/kg;
  • LM – 375kgs – €1,020 – €2.72/kg;
  • 3 AAX – 465kgs – €1,100 – €2.36/kg;
  • CH – 310kgs – €880 – €2.84/kg;
  • LM – 410kgs – €1,010 – €2.46/kg;
  • FRX – 470kgs – €950 – €2.02/kg.
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Ennis Mart:

Numbers were “up slightly” on the previous week at Ennis Mart, Co Clare on Tuesday, August 8th,2 2023, with almost 300 on offer.

That is according to a spokesperson who reported that “trade held steady all around again, with shippers very active in the bull ring and underpinning the trade”.

“Heifer weanlings are just holding the trade. Meanwhile, there was a larger than expected entry of calves with 50 on offer and a number of these 3 to 4-months-old.”

“The tops of these made to €595, while only a handful of suckler stock available and topped at €1,660 for a pair,” the spokesperson added.

Read more on this mart report. 

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