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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Cull ewes to €208/head and hoggets to €167/head at Blessington

Blessington Mart – sheep prices – 15-03-2022

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very strong” trade prevailed for “good quality” hoggets and all types of cast ewes on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022.

Heavy hoggets ranged from €164-€167/head or €104-€110 over the kg, while factory hoggets pushed from €149-€164/head or €100-€112 over the weight.

Meanwhile, store hoggets made from €104-€144/head or €78-€106 over, while heavy ewes ranged from €168-€208/head and lighter ewes went under the hammer from €98-€160/head.

Last week’s cattle sale

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, there was a “very strong” trade for all classes of cattle on Thursday, March 10th, 2022.

They reported that the sale attracted “a lot” of customers, ringside and online.

  • Beef bullocks – €1,000-€1,400 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – 4560-€1,040 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €380-€680 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €260-€560 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €460-€820 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €380-€640 over;
  • Beef cows – €450-€780;
  • Feeding cows – €240-€450 over.
Last week’s sheep sale

According to a spokesperson, a smaller entry was on offer at last Tuesday’s (March 8th, 2022) cattle sale, but there was a “very strong” trade for all classes.

  • Heavy hoggets – €155-€160 or €100-€106 over;
  • Factory hoggets – €146-€155 or €96-€104 over;
  • Store hoggets over 40kgs – €136-€146 or €92-€104 over;
  • Store hoggets over 35kgs – €122-€140 or €84-€104 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €156-€196/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €90-€144/head.
Previous week’s cattle sale:

According to a spokesperson, there was a “very strong” trade for all types of store cattle at the mart on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022.

  • Continental store bullocks – €520-€1,000 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €360-€720 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €240-€440 over;
  • Beef heifers – €660-€990 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €480-€800 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €480-€800 over;
  • Beef cows – €440-€740 over;
  • Feeding cows – €260-€420 over.
Calf prices:
  • Friesian bulls – €20-€70/head (export-types);
  • Stronger Friesian bulls – €70-€140/head;
  • Continental heifers – €100-€280/head;
  • Continental bulls – €160-€380/head
  • HE/AA heifers – €100-€235/head;
  • HE/AA bulls – €100-€265/head.
Mart prices:

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