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Dep Michael Kitt has welcomed this week’s announcement that the Moroccan market has been reopened to Irish beef and cattle, saying the move is “good news” for cattle farmers after a 15-year hiatus in trade with the north African country.
Westmeath dairy farmer, Noel Martin, has won one of the premier awards in the Connacht Gold Milk Quality Awards. Noel and his wife Mary, who farm at Fardrum, Athlone, took the award for the highest standards in animal health across the 950 dairy farms supplying Connacht Gold in 2009.
Mountbellew Mart is set to resume its cattle sale on Friday March 12 at 11am and each and every Friday thereafter. Last year the sale was held on Saturday, the same day as their sheep sale.
On Saturday February 6 Balla Mart held its weekly sale where 800 lots were sold in three rings.
With a total of 600 cattle on offer there was a smaller cattle sale at Kilkenny Mart last Thursday.
Instead of travelling the length and breadth of the country to view livestock before making a purchasing decision, farmers in Mayo can now view these livestock online first before deciding to travel, thanks to an innovative new website www.pedigreecattle.ie.
Fasting with no meat-eating for a day each week could make a comeback, because it has been suggested that cutting down on meat consumption would have a positive effect on reducing greenhouse emmissions.
With only 100 cattle on offer, last Thursday produced the smallest-ever cattle sale at the new Cilin Hill Mart in Kilkenny.
If cattle prices are any indication, then it can be said that the so-called recession had not reached Kilkenny Mart last Thursday.
In spite of the fact that the factories have been attempting to hold prices over the past few weeks, cattle sold by between €15 and €20 a head up on the previous week at Kilkenny Mart last Thursday. The lively trade was also helped by the fact that number on offer were down from the previous cattle sale, and there was quite a good number of buyers in attendance. Also cattle seem to be not as plentiful now as a number of weeks ago.