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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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Northern buyers active online for cull ewes at Tuam

Tuam Mart – sheep prices – 02-11-2021

According to Marion Devane, a “flying” trade prevailed for sheep at Tuam Mart on 02-11-2021.

The mart manager reported a “strong” demand for lambs at the Galway-based mart’s weekly sale.

Tuam Mart 02-11-2021:
Lamb prices:
  • 5 kg by a Claregalway farmer made €126 (€3.45/kg);
  • 39 kg by a Corofin farmer made €130 (€3.33/kg);
  • 42 kg by a Milltown farmer made €131 (€3.12/kg);
  • 44 kg by a Turlughmore farmer made €135 (€3.07/kg);
  • 46 kg by a Tuam farmer made €137 (€2.98/kg);
  • 5 kg by a Tuam farmer made €147 (€3.03/kg);
  • 56 kg by a Brnaderg farmer made €150 (€2.68/kg).
Hogget prices:

Devane reported that a “smaller” number of breeding sheep were on offer this week with a ”good” trade for hoggets.

  • 5 hoggets made €242/head;
  • Also, 5 hoggets made €218/head;
  • 5 hoggets made €202/head.
Cull ewe prices:

Devane reported a “good” trade for cull ewes on the back of “strong” online activity from Northern buyers.

  • 5 kg by a Headford farmer made €136 (€1.63/kg);
  • 90 kg by a Corofin farmer made €150 (€1.67/kg);
  • 94 kg by a Belclare farmer made €164 (€1.74/kg);
  • 86 kg by a Lavally farmer made €138 (€1.60/kg).
Cattle prices:

According to Marion Devane, there was a “good trade all-round” at Tuam Mart’s 60th-anniversary sale on November 1st, 2021.

The mart manager told That’s Farming: “Despite prices curtailing on last week’s sale, trade remains positive.”

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“We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors that contributed to our 60th celebrations and our customer rewards day.”

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Mart information:

  • Address: Church View, Corralea West, Tuam
  • County: Galway
  • Phone: 093-24353
Upcoming sales at Tuam Mart:
  • Cattle sales every Monday;
  • Sheep sales every Tuesday. Intake from 12 pm to 3 pm. Breeding ewes and hogget at 4:30 pm in ring 1 and lamb sale on the plank at 5 pm. Sheep sales will commence at 5 p.m. from Tuesday, November 2nd.
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