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‘Strong’ trade for small entry leads to complete clearance at Blessington

Blessington Mart – cattle prices – 13-01-2022

According to a spokesperson, a small entry of cattle passed through the ring at Blessington Mart on Thursday, January 13th, 2022.

They reported a “strong” trade for “all” cattle led to a complete clearance.

Blessington Mart 13-01-2022:

  • Continental store bullocks – €480-€1,000 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €360-€680 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €160-€380 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €440-€800 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €340-€580 over;
  • Beef cows – €460-€940 over;
  • Feeding cows – €180-€400 over.
This week’s sheep prices:

According to a spokesperson, a “lively” trade prevailed for all types of cast ewes at Tuesday’s (January 11th, 2022) sheep sale.

They outlined that fat and store hoggets met with a tougher trade at its weekly sale.

  • Heavy hoggets – €156-€162 or €98-€106 over;
  • Factory hoggets – €138-€156 or €94-€104 over;
  • Store hoggets over 40kgs – €112-€129 or €80-€96 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €138-€162/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €88-€132/head.
Previous week’s sales

According to a spokesperson, trade was similar to pre-Christmas levels at the mart’s opening sheep sale of 2022 on Tuesday, January 4th.

They reported that there were “lots” of customers for fat and store lambs.

  • Heavy hoggets – €164-€168 or €105-€112 over;
  • Factory hoggets – €148-€164 or €100-€110 over;
  • Store hoggets over 40kgs – €118-€144 or €84-€100 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €130-€176/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €86-€124/head.
Last sheep sale of 2021:

According to a spokesperson, a small entry went under the hammer at Blessington Mart’s final sheep sale of 2021 on Tuesday, December 21st.

They reported that trade was “a little bit easier” on previous weeks.

Blessington Mart 21-12-2021:
  • Heavy lambs – €160-€166 or €103-108 over;
  • Factory lambs – €140-€160 or €95-€104 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €118-€138 or €84 or €96 over;
  • Also, store lambs over 35kgs – €105-€118 or €70-€88 over;
  • Store lambs over 30kgs – €77-€103 or €47-€64 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €130-€162/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €86-€136/head.

Mart prices:

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