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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Lively’ trade for beef and store cattle at Blessington Mart

Blessington Mart – cattle prices – 20-01-2022

According to a spokesperson, a “very lively” trade prevailed for all classes of cattle – both beef and stores – at Blessington Mart on Thursday, January 20th, 2022.

Blessington Mart 20-01-2022 

Beef bullocks – €860-€1,060 over;

  • Continental store bullocks – €660-€980 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €540-€800 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €360-€580 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €420-€640 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €380-€600 over;
  • Beef cows – €460-€740 over;
  • Feeding cows – €190-€400 over.
This week’s sheep prices

According to the spokesperson, all types of fat and store hoggets met with an easier trade at Tuesday’s (January 18th, 2022) sheep sale.

They reported that heavy fat hoggets were back by €3-€5/head, while store hoggets fell by €2-€3/head.

  • Heavy hoggets – €150-€152 or €90-€100 over;
  • Factory hoggets – €136-€150 or €88-€100 over;
  • Store hoggets over 40kgs – €108-€130 or €77-€91 over;
  • Store hoggets over 35kgs – €80-€105 or €45-€70 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €140-€176/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €86-€136/head.
Previous week’s cattle sale:

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.
Previous 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.

Mart prices:

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