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Blessington: Cattle to €1,320 over and sheep to €650

Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 20-10-2022

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a large entry of cattle met with a complete clearance on Thursday, October 20th, 2022.

The spokesperson reported that all classes met with a “very strong” trade, especially store bullocks 450kgs and upwards.

  • Feeding cows – €260-€520 over the kg;
  • Beef cows – €560-€1,010 over the kg;
  • Beef bullocks – €1,090-€1,320 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €530-€1,060 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €400-€750 over;
  • FR store bullocks – €240-€540 over;
  • Beef heifers – €820-€1,060 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €460-€760 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €300-€650 over.
This week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson, there was a “very big” sale of sheep on Tuesday, October 18th, 2022.

The spokesperson noted that there was a “very good trade for all classes” of lambs – both fat and stores.

  • Breeding rams – €200-€650;
  • Breeding ewes – €130-€200;
  • Heavy lambs – €135-€140 of €84-€91 over;
  • Factory lambs – €120-€135 or €80-€90 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €104-€120 or €64-€76 over;
  • Over 35kgs (store lambs) – €60-€86 or €30-€56 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €120-€156/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €60-€112/head.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to Blessington Mart, a “very good” trade prevailed for all classes of cattle, both bullocks and heifers, on Thursday, October 13th, 2022.

The spokesperson reported that this was its largest sale of the year, and prices reached €1,300 over the kg.

  • Feeding cows – €280-€560 over;
  • Beef cows – €580-€820 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €370-€640 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €460-€780 over;
  • Beef heifers – €680-€1,010 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €280-€590 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €360-€650 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €560-€1,060 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €1,000-€1,300 over.
Last week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, there was a “very good” trade for lambs at Blessington Mart on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022.

The spokesperson noted that the cast ewe trade was “similar to last week”.

  • Cheviot ewe lambs – €80-€138 or €50-€102 over;
  • Suffolk-cross ewe lambs – €100-€158 or €60-€114 over;
  • Breeding ewes – €136-€190/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €68-€114/head;
  • Heavy ewes – €126-€152/head;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €100-€114 or €60-€72 over;
  • Store lambs over 35kgs – €85-€102 or €50-€67 over;
  • Store lambs over 30kgs – €57-€82 or €30-€54 over;
  • Factory lambs – €114-€132 or €74-€86 over;
  • Heavy lambs – €132-€137 or €80-€89.

Read more on this mart report.

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