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Sheep prices ‘slightly easier’ at Baltinglass Mart

Baltinglass Mart report – sheep prices – 01-05-2021

According to Tom Coleman, a smaller entry went under the hammer at Baltinglass Mart on Saturday, May 1st, 2021.

The mart manager noted that “prices [were] slightly easier than last week”. “Buyers and sellers are looking forward to around the ring sales in the near future.”

Baltinglass Mart 01-05-2021

Sample prices:
  • 9x 48kg – €154;
  • 18x 50kg – €154;
  • 2x 50kg – €140;
  • 13x 38kg – €130;
  • 5x 40kg – €109;
  • 7x 36kg – €99;
  • 5x 37kg – €97;
  • 6x 35kg – €85;
  • 9x 31kg – €82.
Other categories:
  • Ewes with lambs at foot made from €125up to €210;
  • Cast ewes sold from €60 up to €130.

Baltinglass Livestock Mart, sheep prices

Cattle Sale – Wednesday 28th April 2021

Coleman reported a “very strong trade for all types of cattle” at its sale on Wednesday, April 28th.

“Very good prices were attained for good quality forward stores bullocks and heifers.”

Bullocks:

  • CH – 595kg – €1380;
  • LM – 485kg – €1250;
  • BAX – 560kg – €1240;
  • LM – 540kg – €1230
  • CH – 550kg – €1140
  • AA – 575kg – €1080
  • MO – 500kg – €960
  • CH – 580kg – €1300
  • LM – 440kg – €910
  • LM – 350kg – €850
  • HE – 330kg – €680

Heifers:

  • CH -395kg – €950;
  • X2 CH – 400kg – €900;
  • CH – 390kg – €880;
  • CH – 410kg – €880;
  • X2 CH – 400kg – €850;
  • CH – 380kg – €840;
  • CH – 395kg – €950.

Baltinglass Mart prices last week  

According to Tom Coleman, a larger entry went under the hammer at Baltinglass Mart on Saturday, April 24th.

The mart manager reported a “very strong trade for all sheep” at its weekly sale.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “Plenty of customers for ewes with lambs at foot, especially the stronger lamb. A top price of €168, 5 entries at 50kg, was paid for spring lambs.”

Baltinglass Mart 24-04-2021:

  • 5 50kg – €168;
  • 18 56kg – €166;
  • 8 47kg – €162;
  • 11 43kg – €158;
  • 4 45kg – €156;
  • 6 54kg – €150;
  • 3 48kg – €148;
  • 3 41kg – €130;
  • 2 40kg – €120;
  • 6 28kg – €108;
  • 2 57kg – €97;
  • 4 35kg – €85;
  • 8 30kg – €82.
Other categories:
  • Ewes with lambs at foot made from €150 with a single lamb up to €285 for doubles;
  • Cast ewes ranged from €65 up to €145.
Further information:
  • Address: Baltinglass Livestock Mart, Mill Street, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
  • Contact information:059-6481055 or email – mart@kinsella.ie
  • Sale days: Cattle sales every Wednesday, with weanling sales in late September. Sheep sales every Saturday. Bi-monthly working dogs and horse sales.
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