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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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Beef bullocks and heifers in ‘short supply’ at Kilkenny Mart

A smaller entry, consisting of some 600 lots, went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (November 12th).

That is according to George Candler, the mart’s auctioneer, who reported a “good solid trade all round”.

“Once again, beef bullocks and heifers were in short supply, but quality forward stores peaked at €2.50/kg in the bullock ring, with heifers to €2.45/kg.”

Bullocks:

  • 600kgs – €1.70-€2.36/kg or €1,020-€1,510/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.60-€2.40/kg or €790-€1,350/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.50/kg or €650-€1,195/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.80-€2.35/kg or €660-€890/head.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €0.85-€1.35/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.15-€1.80/kg.

Heifers:

  • Beef-types – €1.85-€2.30/kg or €1,050-€1,440/head;
  • Forward stores – €1.80-€2.40/kg or €900-€1,160/head;
  • Light stores – €1.60-€2.20/kg or €500-€810/head.
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