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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Sheep trade remains firm at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale, which was held on Monday (October 19th), attracted some 400 entries, according to George Candler.

Following the general sale, the auctioneer said: “Numbers are decreasing with trade remaining firm and, in cases, ahead of last week’s returns.”

“Butcher, factory and store lambs were all in demand with cull ewe numbers smaller, which created a good selling trade.”

Summary

  • Butcher lambs – €1.95-€2.25/kg or €108-€118/head;
  • Factory lambs – €2.30-€2.43/kg or €98-€112/head;
  • Store lambs – €2.35-€2.67/kg or €78-€96/head;
  • Cast ewes – €45-€127/head.
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