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Blessington: Cattle to €940 over & fat lambs up €5-€6/hd

Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 17-11-2022

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very good” trade prevailed for all classes of cattle on Thursday, November 17th, 2022.

The spokesperson reported that the sale attracted “a lot” of customers for beef and store cattle, with highs of €950 over the kg at this week’s sale.

Blessington Mart 17-11-2022:
  • Feeding cows – €280-€550 over;
  • Beef cows – €600-€950 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €300-€550 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €400-€760 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €140-€300 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €960-€1,300 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €460-€940 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €330-€570 over.
This week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson, fat lambs were up €5-€6/head on the previous week’s returns at its most recent sale on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022.

The mart spokesperson reported that all types of store sheep met with “great” deamnd with highs of €122/head in this category, while heavy ewes sold to €162/head and heavy lambs hit €150/head.

  • Heavy ewes – €130-€162/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €68-€118/head;
  • Heavy lambs – €140-€150 or €90-€98 over;
  • Factory lambs – €124-€140 or €80-€93 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €107-€122 or €67-€80 over;
  • Store lambs over 35kgs – €85-€105 or €60-€80 over;
  • Store lambs over 30kgs – €66-€88 or €36-€60 over.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, prices for beef and forward stores were up €20-€30/head at its most recent cattle sale on Thursday, November 10th, 2022.

The spokesperson noted that the sale attracted a “large” entry of cattle, which saw prices reach €1,300 over the kg.

  • Feeding cows – €200-€540 over;
  • Beef cows – €560-€1,100 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €300-€580 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €400-€820 over;
  • Beef heifers – €760-€1,010 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €290-€900 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €300-€580 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €480-€1,110 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €1,040-€1,300 over.

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