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Lambs to €165/hd in ‘good selling trade’ at Blessington

Blessington Mart – sheep prices – 07-12-2021

According to a spokesperson, Storm Barra resulted in a small entry of sheep at Blessington Mart on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.

They reported that a “good selling trade” prevailed for all types at its general weekly sale.

Sheep prices: Blessington Mart 07-12-2021:

  • Heavy lambs – €160-€165/head or €103-€112 over;
  • Factory lambs – €140-€160/head or €96-€109 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €120-€140/head or €80-€98 over;
  • Also, store lambs over 30kgs – €70-€96/head or €40-€69 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €142-€164/head:
  • Lighter ewes – €88-€134.
This week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson, there was a “very good” trade for all cattle at Thursday’s sale (December 9th, 2021).

They outlined that “lots of customers” made their presence felt, which resulted in a complete clearance of stock.

  • Continental store bullocks – €420-€740 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €310-€570 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €190-€410 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €410-€660 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €320+ over the kg;
  • Beef cows – €360-€700 over;
  • Feeding cows – €100-€300 over.
Last week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson, a “very good” trade prevailed for all classes – both fat and store sheep – at Blessington Mart on 30-11-2021.

  • Heavy lambs – €165-€169 or €105-€111 over;
  • Factory lambs – €145-€165 or €110-€114 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €125-€143 or €85-€107 over;
  • Also, store lambs over 35kgs – €110-€127 or €75-€96 over;
  • Store lambs over 30kgs – €90-€110 or €60-€86 over;
  • Fat ewes – €136-€178/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €85-€130/head.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson, there was a “very lively” trade for store bullocks and heifers at the mart’s cattle sale on December 2nd, 2021.

They reported that a larger entry than the previous week under the hammer.

Summary:
  • Beef bullocks – €680-€1,040 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €420-€720 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €280-€460 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €220-€380 over;
  • Beef heifers – €640-€910 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €380-€670 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €280-€440 over;
  • Beef cows – €400-€680 over;
  • Feeding cows – €140-360.

You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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