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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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Heifers to €2,730 at Tuam Mart

Tuam Mart report – cattle prices – 20-09-2021

According to Marion Devane, a large entry of good continental cattle went under the hammer at Tuam Mart on Monday, September 20th, 2021.

The mart manager commented: “Right across the board, there was exceptional stock on offer, which was reflected in the prices achieved.”

“There was a brisk cow trade was clear with the top price/kg going as far as €2.35/kg.”

Tuam Mart 20-09-2021:

Cull cow prices:
  • 715 kg – LM cow by a Lavally farmer – €1680 (€2.35/kg)
  • 765 kg – CHX cow by a Cummer farmer – €1520 (€1.99/kg);
  • 735 kg – LMX cow by a Milltown farmer – €1530 (2.08/kg);
  • 620 kg – CHX cow by a Milltown farmer – €1320 (€2.13/kg);
  • 650 kg – FR by a Tuam farmer -€1160 (1.78/kg);
  • 650 kg – AAX by a Tuam farmer – €1390 (€2.14/kg).
Heifer prices:

She reported that heifers met an “excellent trade feedlots were very anxious to fill sheds again”.

  • A pair of 527 kg – CHX heifers by a Ballinasloe farmer – €1360 (2.58/kg)
  • 390 kg – LMX by a Claremorris farmer – €1040 (€2.67/kg);
  • 355 kg – LMX by a Claremorris farmer – €930 (€2.62/kg);
  • 435 kg – LMX by a Mountbellew farmer – €1170 (€2.69/kg);
  • 485 kg – LMX by a Ballinasloe farmer – €1200 (€2.47/kg);
  • 490 kg – LMX by a Dunmore farmer – €1230 (€2.51/kg);
  • 565 kg – LMX by an Abbeyknockmoy farmer – €1560 (€2.76/kg);
  • 575 kg – CHX by a Ballinasloe farmer – €1420 (€2.47/kg);
  • 610 kg – CHX by a Brierfield farmer – €1500 (€2.46/kg).
Bullock prices:

Devane reported that factories and feedlots were “anxious” to secure forward store and beef entries.

  • 345 kg – LMX by a Cummer farmer – €850 (€2.45/kg);
  • 355 kg – LMX by a Claregalway farmer – €940 (€2.65/kg);
  • 385 kg – LM by a Cummer farmer – €1040 (€2.70/kg);
  • 475 kg – AAX by a Tuam farmer – €1190 (€2.51/kg);
  • 550 kg – LMX by a Ballinasloe farmer – €1400 (€2.55/kg);
  • 600 kg – CHX by a Barnaderg farmer – €1490 (€2.48/kg);
  • 675 kg – LMX by a Tuam farmer – €1680 (€2.47/kg);
  • 710 kg – CHX by a Tuam farmer – €1720 (€2.42/kg);
  • 815 kg – LMX by a Lavally farmer – €2090 (€2.56/kg);
  • 835 kg – LMX by a Lavally farmer – €2050 (€2.46/kg).
Tuam Mart 20-09-2021: Show and sale of Charolais weanlings

According to Devane, over 300 entries were offered at the mart’s show and sale of Charolais weanlings on Monday evening.

She reported that a “tremendous” trade prevailed for both heifers and bulls. There was a “high level” of activity ringside and online from both farmers and northern buyers.

“Many thanks to AIB Tuam and the Irish Charolais Cattle Society, who continue to be main sponsors of our annual Charolais weanling sale.”

Weanling heifers:
  • 292 kg – CHX by a Belclare farmer made €900 (€3.08/kg);
  • 325 kg – CHX by a Corofin farmer – €1200 (€3.69/kg);
  • 315 kg – CHX by a Tuam farmer – €960 (€3.05/kg);
  • 300 kg – CHX by a Claremorris farmer – €1030 (€3.43/kg);
  • 335 kg – CHX by a Castlegar farmer – €1040 (€3.10/kg);
  • 1st-prize winning heifer went to John Charles from Dunmore with his heifer weighing in at 480 kg making €2730 (€5.69/kg).
Winners in the weanling heifer classes:
  • John Charles, Dunmore winning 1st place in best heifer class
  • Kevin Hession, Gortbeg winning 2nd place in heifer class
  • Sean McHugh, Belclare winning 1st place in the pairs
Weanling bulls:
  • 245 kg – CH by Tuam farmer – €990 (4.04/kg);
  • 265 kg – CHX by a Lavally farmer – €1030 (€3.89/kg);
  • 295 kg – CHX by a Tuam farm – €980 (€3.32/kg);
  • 350 kg – CHX by Cortoon farmer -€1290 (€3.69/kg);
  • 315 kg – CHX by a Menlough farmer – €1250 (€3.97/kg);
  • 425 kg – CHX by a Brownsgrove farmer – €1340 (€3.15/kg).
Winners in the weanling bull classes:
  • Annmarie Duffy, Barnaderg winning 1st place for the best bull and 1st in the pairs
  • Michael Murphy, Dunmore came 2nd in the best bull class
  • TJ Joyce, Lenamore winning 2nd place in pairs
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.

Upcoming sales:

  • Annual cattle show and sale takes place next Monday, September 27th;
  • Next Charolais Evening Weanling Sale: October 4th;
  • October 11th; Next Limousin evening weanling sale. A special ICBF 4/5-star heifer sale in conjunction with general sale.
Further reading:

Report from sheep sale to follow. Read more mart reports. Access a report from last week’s sale.

To include your reports, email – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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