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‘High demand’ for bullocks and heifers at Blessington Mart

Blessington Mart – cattle prices – 08-07-2021

According to a spokesperson, a “very strong” trade prevailed for all cattle at Blessington Mart on Thursday, July 8th, 2021.

They reported that bullocks and heifers were in “high demand” at the mart’s weekly cattle sale.

Blessington Mart 08-07-2021:
  • Continental store bullocks – €560-€890 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €500-€720 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €330-€700 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €420-€700 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €400-€600 over;
  • Beef cows – €370-€650 over;
  • Feeding cows – €220-€370 over.
Sheep sale:

According to a spokesperson, there was an improved trade for sheep on Tuesday, July 6th.

“A very good trade for all types of lambs and cast ewes, with fat lambs better by €2 to €4 per head on last week.”

“Lots of customers for store lambs. Top price for fat ewes €178, with top price for fat lambs €154 and Top price for store lambs €107,” the spokesperson added.

Sheep prices:
  • Heavy lambs – €130-€154 or €85-€100 over;
  • Factory lambs – €114-€130 or €77-€92 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €100-€114 or €60-€80 over;
  • Lambs over 35kgs – €88-€106 or €54-€71 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €140-€178/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €78-€132/head.
Previous cattle and sheep sales:

A spokesperson reported a “very strong trade for all types of cattle” at the mart’s sale on Thursday, July 1st, 2021.

“A lot of online activity, along with ringside bidding,” the spokesperson remarked.

Summary:
  • Beef bullocks – €720-€11,40 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €560-€860 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €430-€675 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €350-€805 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €490-€815 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €380-€540 over;
  • Beef cows – €260-€580 over.

Sheep sale 29-06-2021:

A spokesperson reported a “very lively trade” for cast ewes, while fat lambs met with a tougher trade.

“All classes of fat lambs, both butcher and factory-types were back €6-€8/head on last week.”

Summary:
  • Heavy lambs – €126-€135 or €75-€82 over;
  • Factory lambs – €107-€126 or €64-€79 over;
  • Lambs over 40kgs – €100-€106 or €58-€62 over;
  • Lambs over 35kgs – €88-€100 or €53-€61 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €135-€188/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €86-€128/head.
Mart information:
  • Address: Blessington Mart, Holyvalley, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
  • County: Wicklow
  • Phone: (045) 865 107
  • Upcoming sales: Sheep sales on Tuesdays and cattle sales on Thursdays

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