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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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Cattle to €1,200 over in ‘strong’ trade at Blessington

Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 21-04-2022

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, there was a “very good” trade for all types of cattle at its most recent cattle sale on Thursday, April 21st, 2022.

They noted that a “very strong” trade prevailed for forward store heifers and bullocks, in particular.

Blessington Mart 21-04-2022 

  • Beef bullocks – €890-€1,200 over the kg;
  • Continental store bullocks – €540-€1,020 over the kg;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €460-€840 over the kg;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €260-€480 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €500-€1,060 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €410-€800 over;
  • Beef cows – €480-€1,030 over;
  • Feeding cows – €260-€440 over;
  • Cows with calves at foot – €1,540-€2,040/unit.
This week’s sheep prices: 19-04-2022 

According to the spokesperson, Tuesday’s (April 19th, 2022) sale attracted a large number of cast ewes, which met with a “very lively” trade.

Meanwhile, hoggets, on the other hand, were a steady trade with prices to €114 over the kg.

  • Heavy hoggets – €164-€168 or €100-€108 over the kg;
  • Factory hoggets – €156-€164 or €104-€114 over the kg;
  • Heavy ewes – €180-€254/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €100-€176/head.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a larger entry went under the hammer on Thursday, April 14th, 2022.

They noted that stronger-type cattle remained in “great demand” at the mart’s weekly cattle sale.

  • Continental store bullocks – €480-€1,180 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €400-€880 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €400-€880 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €460-€1,050 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €290-€540 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €460-€1,050 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €380-€680 over;
  • Beef cows – €660-€1,480 over;
  • Feeding (store) cows – €260-€500 over.
Last week’s sheep prices:
  • Heavy hoggets – €162-€170 or €100-€110 over;
  • Factory hoggets – €152-€170 or €102-€118 over;
  • Spring lambs – €140-€155 or €100-€114 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €176-€256/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €88-€170/head.

You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming. Email us your mart reports (cattle and/or sheep) to – info@thatsfarming.com or catherina@thatsfarming.com

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