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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Blessington: Cattle to €1,270 over & sheep to €152/hd

Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 12-01-2023

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “good” trade prevailed for all classes of cattle on Thursday, January 12th, 2023.

Continental store bullocks ranged from €650-€1,270 over the weight, while Hereford/Angus store bullocks fetched from €460-€780 over the kg and Friesian store bullocks went under the hammer from €360-€700 over.

Meanwhile, in the heifer ring, continentals traded from €580-€1,140 over, while Hereford/Angus store heifers made from €450-€740 over.

Lastly, beef cows sold from €650-€1,100 over the weight, while feeding cows fetched from €460-€630 over.

Last week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson, fat sheep were easier by €2-4/head at the mart’s sheep sale on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023.

They highlighted that a “tougher” trade prevailed for hoggets at Tuesday’s sale, which saw prices reach highs of €152/head.

Lighter ewes ranged from €74-€116/head, while heavy ewes topped out at €125-€152/head.

Heavy hoggets ranged from €144-€149 or €86-€93 over, while factory hoggets made from €124-€144or €80-€89 over the kg.

Store hoggets over 40kgs found new owners from €100-€119 or €61-€74 over the kg at Tuesday’s sale.

Last week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson at Blessington Mart, sheep prices at its opening sale of 2023 on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, were “similar to the pre-Christmas trade”.

The spokesperson reported that lighter ewes changed hands from €86-€122/head, while heavier types pushed from €128-€156/head.

Heavy hoggets made from €146-€153 or €94-€101 over the weight, while factory types sold from €126-€148 or €84-€95 over the weight.

Meanwhile, store hoggets over 40kgs ranged from €104-€122 or €64-€81 over the kg, while store hoggets over the 35kg mark fetched from €85-€105 or €50-€68 over the kg.

Read more on this mart report.

Sheep prices in marts

Earlier this week, we published an article previewing sheep prices at opening sales of 2023 in marts across the country.

Read a report from Roscommon, Ennis and Kilkenny.

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