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Cattle to €1,120 over and ewes to 238/hd at Blessington

Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 02-06-2022

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very good” trade prevailed for all types of cattle on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022.

A spokesperson reported that the sale drew “a lot” of ringside and online customers.

Blessington Mart 02-06-2022

  • Continental store bullocks – €580-€1,120 over the kg;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €430-€780 over the kg;
  • Continental store heifers – €500-€840 over the kg;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €460-€740 over;
  • Beef cows – €680-€1,100 over;
  • Feeding cows – €340-€620 over.
This week’s sheep prices

According to the spokesperson, spring lambs were up by €1-€2/head on the previous week on May 31st, 2022.

The spokesperson number that large numbers of cast ewes went under the hammer at its most recent sheep sale.

  • Spring lambs over 45kgs – €168-€174 or €108-€123 over the kg;
  • 40-40kg spring lambs – €154-€168 or €114-€121 over the kg;
  • 35-40kg spring lambs – €130-€152 or €100-€116 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €180-€238/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €100-€176/head;
  • Ewes with lambs at foot – €140-€280/unit.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very strong” trade prevailed for all types of cattle, particularly beef cows, on Thursday, May 26th, 2022.

The spokesperson reported a complete clearance of stock at its most recent weekly general cattle sale.

  • Beef bullocks – €1,310-€1,580 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €530-€1,160 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €460-€880 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €490-€890 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €400-€790 over;
  • Beef cows – €820-€1,180 over;
  • Feeding cows – €300-€660 over.
Last week’s sheep prices

A spokesperson reported a “very strong” trade for cast ewes at Tuesday’s (May 24th, 2022) sheep sale.

They noted that the spring lamb trade “remained steady” while heavy ewes were “very keenly sought after”.

  • Spring lambs – €150-€173 of €108-€123 over the kg;
  • Fat hoggets – €136-€179 or €96-€121 over the kg;
  • Heavy ewes – €180-€236/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €108-€174 over;
  • Ewes with lambs at foot – €180-€310/unit.

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