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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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Lambs up €4-€6/head at Baltinglass

Baltinglass Mart – Sheep Sale – 27-02-2021

There was a “very strong” farmer-driven trade for both heavy and store lambs at Baltinglass Mart on Saturday (February 27th), according to Tom Coleman.

He reported that lambs improved €4-€6/head on the previous week’s returns. A top price of €147 was forked out for 15 ewe lambs, weighing €40kg.

Baltinglass Mart 27-02-2021 – Summary:
  • 15 40kg – €147;
  • 12 43kg – €134;
  • 2 42kg – €133;
  • 12 43kg – €132;
  • 17 39kg – €129;
  • 9 41kg – €128;
  • 15 37kg – €128;
  • 8 36kg – €118;
  • 7 28kg – €94;
  • 17 27kg – €87;
  • 3 30kg – €82;
  • 10 20kg – €74;
  • 5 x 25kg – €68.

Other categories:

  • Ewes scanned in-lamb made from €80 up to €160;
  • Cast ewes went under the hammer from €65 up to €135.
  • Ewes with lambs at foot ranged from €180 up to €210.
Sheep Sale – Baltinglass Mart – Saturday 20th February 2021

According to Tom Coleman, prices were up by €2-€4/head at the mart on Saturday, February 20th, with a top call of €155 for 52kg lambs.

Sample prices:
  • 10 – 52kg – €155;
  • 20 – 53kg – €155;
  • 10 – 35kg – €110;
  • 4 – 36kg – €109;
  • 14 – 36kg – €105;
  • 3 – 35kg – €100;
  • 2 – 30kg – €91;
  • 6 – 28kg – €86;
  • 14 – 29kg – €85;
  • 12 – 22kg – €63.
Other categories:
  • Ewes fetched from €64 up to €148;
  • Ewes with single lambs sold for up to €180.
Cattle prices – Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Coleman reported an improved trade for lighter store bullocks and heifers at the mart’s most recent cattle sale.

Bullocks:
  • LM – 310kg – €780;
  • X2 CH – 315kg – €750;
  • X2 LM – 300kg – €750;
  • LM – 320kg – €740;
  • X3 LM – 300kg – €690;
  • LM – 270kg – €680.
Heifers:
  • LM – 690kg – €1280;
  • X3 CH – 470kg – €1020;
  • X4 CH – 460kg – €1000;
  • LM – 350kg – €750.
Other categories:
  • Hereford and Shorthorn in-calf suckler cows and heifers made from €900 – €1,150;
  • Fat cows ranged from €850 – €1,100.
Further information:
  • Address: Baltinglass Livestock Mart, Mill Street, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
  • Contact information:059-6481055 or email – [email protected]
  • Sale days: Cattle sales every Wednesday, with weanling sales in late September. Sheep sales every Saturday. Bi-monthly working dogs and horse sales – see here.

More mart reports:

Read more mart reports on That’s Farming by clicking here.

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