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Blessington: Cattle to €1,460 over and ewes to €240 over

Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 01-09-2022

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very good” trade prevailed for all types of forward and beef cattle on 01-09-2022.

The spokesperson noted that smaller and plainer-type cattle met with an easier trade at its general cattle sale.

HE/AA store heifers ranged from €380-€690 over the kg, while continental store heifers pushed from €440-€900 over and beef heifers changed hands from €940-€1,190 over.

Meanwhile, beef bullocks made from €1,140-€1,460 over, while continental store bullocks varied from €540-€1,080 over.

HE/AA store bullocks went under the hammer from €400-€790 over, and Friesian store bullocks sold from €280-€540 over.

This week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson, a “very large” entry came under the hammer at Blessington Mart on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022.

They noted that fat and store lambs were a “slightly harder sell” at its weekly sheep sale.

Good quality ewe lambs met with a “steady” trade, while plainer types were a harder sell.

  • Suffolk-cross ewe lambs – €100-€150 or €66-€116 over the kg;
  • 3-year-old Suffolk-cross ewes – €140-€175/head;
  • Suffolk-cross hogget ewes – €150-€240 over;
  • Lighter ewes – €86-€132/head;
  • Heavy ewes – €140-€174 over;
  • Heavy lambs – €135-€138 or €80-€92 over;
  • Factory lambs – €110-€135 or €74-€86 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €82-€108 or €42-€68 over;
  • Store lambs over 35kgs – €75-€96 or €40-€64 over.
Last week’s cattle prices

Trade “remained strong” for beef and forward store cattle at Blessington Mart on Thursday, August 25th, 2022.

That is according to a spokesperson who reported that some smaller, plainer types were harder sold.

  • Feeding cows – €280-€650 over;
  • Beef cows – €770-€1,475 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €1,160-€1,550 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €520-€1,060 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €380-€800 over;
  • FR store bullocks – €140-€320 over;
  • Beef heifers – €940-€1,320 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €420-€700 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €360-€720 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €420-€700 over.

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