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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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Short supply of beef and forward store bullocks at Kilkenny Mart

Some 500 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (November 26th), according to George Candler.

“A smaller of cattle but all lots met an excellent trade with over 95% clearance. Beef and forward store bullocks were in short supply. Over 120 cull cows were offered for sale with a full clearance.”

Kilkenny Mart cattle prices 
Heavy bullocks – €1.70-€2.30/kg or €1,080-€1,880/head:
  • 3 LM – 885kg – €1,880;
  • AA – 715kg – €1,170;
  • LM – 600kgs – €1,360;
  • 3 BB – 815kg – €1,800.
500-600kg bullocks – €1.65-€2.46/kg or €890-€1,430/head:
  • 3 LM – 590kg – €1,430;
  • 2 AA – 590kg – €1,240;
  • 6 FR – 540kg – €980;
  • 2 LM – 505kg – €1,240;
  • 6 FR – 540kgs – €980.
400-500kgs bullocks – €1.50-€2.55/kg or €760-€1,190/head:
  • SI – 480kg – €1,180;
  • CH – 470kg – €1,190;
  • 6 HE – 405kg – €780;
  • CH – 420kg – €1,050.
<400kg bullocks – €1.50-€2.50/kg or €650-€960/head:
  • 5 LM – 395kg – €960;
  • 3 CH – 390kg – €930;
  • 6 AA – 390kg – €910;
  • 5 LM – 380kg – €940;
  • 6 AA – 340kg – €810.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €0.70-€1.50/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.40-€1.95/kg.
Beef heifers – €1.70-€2.52/kg or €1,040-€1,460/head:
  • SA – 680kg – €1,390;
  • CH – 660kg – €1,460;
  • 3 HE – 545kg – €1,090;
  • LM – 540kg – €1,360;
  • CH – 610kg – €1,410.
Forward store heifers – €1.70-€2.35/kg or €580-€1,080/head:
  • 5 HE – 495kg – €990;
  • 2 LM – 460kg – €1,080;
  • 2 AA – 450kg – €900;
  • 4 LM – 430kg – €950.
Store heifers – €1.65-€2.47/kg or €550-€960/head:
  • 5 LM – 395kg – €960;
  • 6 AA – 340kg – €710;
  • 2 HE – 315kg – €580;
  • 5 LM – 380kg – €940.
Kilkenny Mart cattle prices 

Some 650 entries were presented for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (November 19th), according to George Candler.

Quality store bullocks met a “flying trade” with a top call of €2.60/kg. “A very fast selling trade in Kilkenny with online bidders responding in a fast and furious manner.”

Bullocks:
  • 600kgs – €1.70-€2.40/kg or €1,080-€1,595/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.46/kg or €840-€1,400/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.60/kg or €680-€1,180/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.60-€2.55/kg or €550-€980 over.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €0.75-€1.60/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.30-€1.80/kg.
Heifers:
  • Beef-types – €1.90-€2.26/kg or €1,050-€1,580/head;
  • Forward stores – €1.85-€2.40/kg or €920-€1,190/head;
  • Light stores – €1.65- €2.29/kg or €500-€880/head.
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