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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

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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