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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Supplies of factory-fit cattle could be ‘drying up’ – Candler

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Some 650 cattle went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (November 5th), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported an “excellent” trade for forward store bullocks, with a top call of €2.45/kg.

“Beef bullocks were in short supply which could be an indication that supplies are drying up. Light bullocks and heifers peaked at €2.40/kg.”

  • 600kgs – €1.80-€2.45/kg or €1,050-€1,500/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.40/kg or €950-€1,280/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.70-€2.40/kg or €750-€1,150/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.70-€2.25/kg or €600-€850/head.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €.075-€1.35/kg;
  • Continentals – €0.75-€1.35/kg.
  • Beef-types – €1.80-€2.20/kg or €950-€1,470/head;
  • Forward stores – €1.70-€2.35/kg or €860-€1,210/head;
  • Light stores – €1.80-€2.30/kg or €500-€810 over.
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