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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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Northern buyers active for heifers at Castlerea Mart

A good entry of stock went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart’s online-only sale on Thursday (October 29th).

Mart manager, Brendan Egan, said: “The heifer trade has held up well. This is despite the recent inclement weather conditions with all lots well bid for, aided by northern demand.”

“The weanling trade, with reduced numbers on offer, noticed better demand for better-quality calves as farmers adopted to the new selling system. The dry cow trade, breeding stock and runners reported good clearances also.”

Heifers:

  • CH – 425KGS – €1080;
  • LM – 495KGS – €1250;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1250;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1140;
  • LM – 700KGS – €1460;
  • CH – 580KGS – €1410;
  • CH – 620KGS – €1300;
  • LM – 600KGS – €1350.
Dry cows:
  • AAX – 890KGS – €1600;
  • LM – 780KGS – €1360;
  • CH – 855KGS – €1580;
  • CH – 875KGS – €1580;
  • LM – 765KGS – €1240.
Sucklers:
  • Cows with calves at foot – €1480 to €1760/unit;
  • Springers made up to €1300.
Weanling bulls:
  • CH – 270KGS – €850l
  • CH – 260KGS – €850;
  • CH – 280KGS – €810;
  • LM – 430KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 340KGS – €890;
  • AA – 365KGS – €880;
  • LM – 335KGS – €880.
Weanling heifers:
  • CH – 275KGS – €790;
  • LM – 275KGS – €780;
  • CH – 240KGS – €680;
  • CH – 345KGS – €870;
  • CH – 300KGS – €780.
Other categories:
  • Runners – €300 to €740 for continental lots
Bullocks:

Over 200 bullocks were offered for sale on Monday (October 26th), Egan noted.

He reported good demand for the quality stores. Entries ranged from €300 to €865 over with an average of €538 over paid.

  • CH – 505KGS – €1290;
  • AA – 490KGS – €1140;
  • CH – 535KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 505KGS – €1310;
  • CH – 555KGS – €1380;
  • CH – 635KGS – €1390;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1280.
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