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Cattle to €1,580 over and ewe and lamb pairs to €310 at Blessington

Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 26-05-2022 

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very strong” trade prevailed for all types of cattle, particularly beef cows, on Thursday, May 26th, 2022.

The spokesperson reported a complete clearance of stock at its most recent weekly general cattle sale.

Blessington Mart 26-05-2022

  • Beef bullocks – €1,310-€1,580 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €530-€1,160 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €460-€880 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €490-€890 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €400-€790 over;
  • Beef cows – €820-€1,180 over;
  • Feeding cows – €300-€660 over.
This week’s sheep prices

A spokesperson reported a “very strong” trade for cast ewes at Tuesday’s (May 24th, 2022) sheep sale.

They noted that the spring lamb trade “remained steady” while heavy ewes were “very keenly sought after”.

  • Spring lambs – €150-€173 of €108-€123 over the kg;
  • Fat hoggets – €136-€179 or €96-€121 over the kg;
  • Heavy ewes – €180-€236/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €108-€174 over;
  • Ewes with lambs at foot – €180-€310/unit.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very good” trade prevailed for both beef and store cattle on Thursday, May 19th, 2022.

The spokesperson noted that the general cattle sale drew “a lot” of ringside and online customers.

  • Continental store bullocks – €500-€1,100 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €460-€900 over;
  • FR store bullocks – €200-€570 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €480-€960 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €400-€730 over;
  • Beef cows – €540-€1,300 over;
  • Feeding cows – €280-€500 over;
  • Cows with calves at foot – €1,100-€1,600/unit.
Last week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson for the mart, spring lambs were up by €3-€6/head on the previous week’s returns on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022.

The spokesperson noted that ewes with lambs at foot improved by €15-€20/unit at the mart’s general weekly sheep sale.

  • Spring lambs – €152-€176 or €110-€128 over;
  • Fat hoggets – €150-€168 or €105-€117 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €180-€224;
  • Lighter ewes – €96-€170;
  • Ewes with lambs at foot – €150-€320/unit.

Read more from these sales.

You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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