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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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VIDEO: Bullocks hit €1,800 at Headford Mart

Headford Mart held its final sale of 2020 on Saturday, December 19th.

Prices at Headford Mart’s Christmas Cracker sale: 
  • Bullocks ranged from €1.45 to €2.49 per kg or €260 to €1010 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a CHX – 790kg – €1800 – €2.28/kg. Top price per kg – X2 CHX – 502kg – €1250 – €2.49/kg.
  • Store heifers sold from €1.39 to €2.95 per kg or €195 to €1070 over the kg. Top price over kg and per kg – a BBX – 550kg – €1620 – €2.95/kg.
  • Weanling heifers made from €1.81 to €3.85 per kg or €250 to €740 over the kg. Top price over the kg and per kg – a BBX – 260kg – €1000 – €3.85/kg. (1st prize)
  • Weanling bulls went under the hammer from €1.60 to €2.94 per kg or €230 to €625 over the kg. Top price over the kg – a CHX – 345kg – €970 – €2.81/kg. Top price per kg – a LM -170kg – €500 – €2.94/kg.
  • Cull cows sold from €600 to €1490 for a 5-year-old CH, weighing 860kg.
  • Sucklers varied from €900 up to €1300, while breeding bulls peaked at €1640.
Sheep:

Lambs ranged from €85 to €146 or €2.32 to €2.64 per kg:

  • 57kg, €146, €2.56
  • 51kg, €122, €2.39 – 1st Prize
  • 44kg, €115, €2.64
  • 45kg, €116, €2.58
  • 50kg, €125, €2.50
  • 49kg, €120, €2.45
  • 38kg, €92, €2.45

“Wishing all our customers, family, friends, and staff a very happy and healthy Christmas and prosperous New Year. We want to thank you for your continued support, especially through this difficult year.”

Prize-winners on the day:
  • Bullock – Kevin Clancy, 18 Tullyvoheen, Clifden.
  • Heifer and weanling heifer – Christopher Conneely, Poulnaclough, Moycullen.
  • Weanling bull – Francis Kavanagh, Cutteenty, Corrandulla.
  • Lambs: 1st prize – Padriac Nolan, Bushfield Hollymount.
  • 2nd prize – PJ Dowd, Clooneen, Headford.

Sponsors:

  • Catherine Murphy Solicitors;
  • Easyfix Slats;
  • McGaughs Gardening Complex;
  • Paddy Fitzgerald Agri Supplies;
  • Tom Conroy Butchers;
  • Monaghan’s Service Station Headford;
  • Corrib Oil Tuam;
  • Mace Delaney’s Trading Post;
  • Cllr Mary Hoade;
  • Cllr Andrew Reddington;
  • Pat Burke, auctioneer;
  • Peter McDonagh, auctioneer.
Headford Mart first sale in 2021

Saturday, January 9th – Opening sale of 2021.

Pre-booking essential and advisable for stock contact 093-35572 or 093-35551. Cattle sale 11:00AM and can be accessed online with LSL (Livestock Live). Limited ringside buyers allowed. Sheep sale 10:00 am.

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