Blessington Mart – Sheep Prices – 20-12-2022
According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a smaller entry of sheep came under the hammer at its final sale of the year on Tuesday, December 20th, 2022.
The spokesperson reported that a “better trade prevailed for all types of store lambs, while fat lambs were similar to last week”.
Lighter ewes went under the hammer from €78-€122/head, while heavy ewes climbed from €126-€152/head.
On the other hand, heavy lambs fetched from €149-€154 or €92-€101 over the kg, while factory types changed hands from €128-€149 or €86-€98 over the weight.
Store lambs over 40kgs pushed from €109-€124 or €69-€84 over, while store lambs over the 35kg mark sold from €86-€110 or €61-€77 over the weight.
Last week’s cattle prices
According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, there was a smaller cattle sale on Thursday, December 15th, 2022, due to weather conditions.
They reported that a “very good trade prevailed for all classes” as its final cattle sale of the year.
Feeding cows changed hands from €260-€520 over, while beef cows went under the hammer from €600-€800 over the kg.
Meanwhile, in the bullock ring, continental stores made from €460-€960 over, while Hereford and Angus stores clicked from €360-€680 over.
Then, in terms of heifers, continental stores pushed from €450-€800 over, while Hereford and Angus stores sold from €360-€680 over the weight.
Last week’s sheep prices
As was the case with Thursday’s cattle sale, a smaller entry of sheep turned out for its sale on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022.
The spokesperson cited weather conditions as the main driver of fewer numbers but reported that there was “a good trade for all classes”.
Prices as follows:
- Lighter ewes – €86-€124/head;
- Heavy ewes – €126-€146/head;
- Store lambs over 35kgs – €85-€108 or €50-€73 over;
- Store lambs over 40kgs – €110-€126 or €73-€90 over;
- Factory lambs – €126-€150 or €85-€100 over;
- Heavy lambs – €150-€155 or €100-€108 over.
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