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Forward stores a ‘very strong’ trade at Blessington

 Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 28-04-2022

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a “very good” trade prevailed for all cattle types at its general sale on Thursday, April 28th, 2022.

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

Blessington Mart 28-04-2022

  • Continental store bullocks – €480-€1,000 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €400-€730 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €400-€780 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €380-€680 over;
  • Beef cows – €500-€840 over;
  • Feeding cows – €220-€460 over.

This week’s sheep prices

According to a spokesperson for the mart, hogget and spring lamb prices were similar to last week’s levels at its sale on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022.

They noted that a large number of ewes went under the hammer at this week’s sheep sale and they met with a “very strong” trade.

  • Heavy hoggets – €156-€167 or €100-€110 over the kg;
  • Factory hoggets – €146-€160 or €100-€114 over the kg;
  • Spring lambs – €140-€166 or €100-€122 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €180-€242/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €96-€172/head;
  • Ewes with lambs at foot – €120-€240/head.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, there was a “very good” trade for all types of cattle at its 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.

Last week’s sheep prices

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.

Mart reports

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