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Cattle to €1,350 over and ewes to €246/hd at Blessington

Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 07-04-2022

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, there was a “very strong” trade for all types of cattle at its weekly sale on Thursday, April 7th, 2022.

They reported that stronger cattle, in particular, met with “great demand” while prices, in general, ranged from €280 to €1,350 over the kg.

Blessington Mart 07-04-2022:

  • Beef bullocks – €1,000-€1,350 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €520-€1,200 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €420-€860 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €280-€510 over;
  • Beef heifers – €680-€1,050;
  • Continental store heifers – €460-€880 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €380-€680 over;
  • Beef cows – €860-€1,500 over;
  • Feeding cows: €320-€520 over.
This week’s sheep prices:

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very good” trade prevailed for fat ewes and fat hoggets at this week’s sheep sale (Tuesday, April 5th, 2022).

They reported that heavy hoggets ranged from €166-€172 or €102-€112 over the kg, while factory hoggets went under the hammer from €152-€168 over €104-€122 over.

Meanwhile, heavy ewes changed hands from €180 to €246/head, while lighter ewes pushed from €96-€174/head and ewes with lambs at foot made from €120-€240/unit.

Last week’s cattle prices:

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very strong” trade prevailed for beef and store-types at its cattle sale on Thursday, March 31st, 2022.

The spokesperson noted that “a lot of customers” were present at its general sale.

  • Continental store bullocks – €540-€1,060 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €440-€690 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €280-€560 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €440-€800 over;
  • Beef heifers – €740-€1,180 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €440-€650 over;
  • Beef cows – €460-€800 over;
  • Feeding cows – €240-€410 over.

Last week’s sheep prices:

According to the mart spokesperson, there was a “very good” trade for all types of fat ewes and fat lambs at Tuesday’s (March 29th, 2022) sale.

  • Heavy hoggets – €166-€171 or €106-€112 over;
  • Factory hoggets – €154-€166 or €104-€114 over;
  • Store hoggets – €120-€144 or €80-€104 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €176-€238/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €96-€166/head.

You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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