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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Plainer types ‘slightly difficult’ to sell at Raphoe Mart

There was a large entry of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (October 8th), according to Ann Harkin.

Speaking following the general cattle sale, the mart manager, said: “Trade remains lively with plenty of bidders around the ring for quality cattle.”

“Plainer types are slightly more difficult to sell. More quality cattle required to meet demand.”

€/kg basis:
  • Bulls made from €1.80/kg to €2.40/kg;
  • Bullocks sold from €1.80/kg to €2.50/kg;
  • Heifers fetched from €1.90/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Fat cows ranged from €500/head to €1780/head.
  • Bulls over 600 kgs – €570 to €770 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €570 to €750 over;
  • Store bullocks – €380 to €770 over;
  • Beef heifers – €480 to €835 over;
  • Store heifers – €450 to €640 over
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