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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Fewer customers for lighter heifers at Kilkenny Mart

A smaller entry, consisting of some 680 lots, was presented for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (October 29th).

The mart’s auctioneer, George Candler, noted that a smaller offering of bullocks met with a lively trade.

“All heifers met a steady trade with perhaps fewer customers for lighter types. The sale resulted in a 98% clearance.”

Bullocks:
  • 600kgs – €1.75-€2.40/kg or €970-€1,500/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.45/kg or €750-€1,390/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.60/kg or €650-€1,200/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.55-€2.60/kg or €550-€830/head.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €.062-€1.35/head;
  • Continentals – €1.20-€2.06/kg.
Heifers:
  • Beef-types – €1.80-€2.40/kg or €1,060-€1,360/head;
  • Forward stores – €1.70-€2.52/kg or €820-€1,110/head;
  • Light stores – €1.50-€2.10/kg or €580-€780/head.

 

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