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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-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 firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Lambs to €169/head in ‘good’ trade at Blessington Mart

Blessington Mart – sheep prices – 30-11-2021

According to a spokesperson, a “very good” trade prevailed for all classes – both fat and store sheep – at Blessington Mart on 30-11-2021.

This week’s sheep prices:

  • Heavy lambs – €165-€169 or €105-€111 over;
  • Factory lambs – €145-€165 or €110-€114 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €125-€143 or €85-€107 over;
  • Also, store lambs over 35kgs – €110-€127 or €75-€96 over;
  • Store lambs over 30kgs – €90-€110 or €60-€86 over;
  • Fat ewes – €136-€178/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €85-€130/head.
Last week’s sheep prices:

According to a spokesperson, there was a “very good trade for all classes” at Blessington Mart on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021.

They reported that trade for fat lambs was similar to the previous week.

  • Heavy lambs – €160-€166 or €104-€109 over;
  • Factory lambs – €138-€160 or €92-€106 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €124-€138 over;
  • Also, store lambs over 35kgs – €106-€124 over;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €76-€106 or €46-€68 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €140-€172/head:
  • Light ewes – €88-€132/head.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson, there was a “very lively” trade for all types of cattle on Thursday, November 25th, 2021.

  • Beef bullocks – €860-€1,060 over;
  • Continental store bullocks – €460-€810 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €300-€490 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €140-€330 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €420-€690 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €300-€460 over;
  • Beef cows – €420-€800 over;
  • Feeding cows – €420-€800 over;
  • In-calf suckler heifers – €1,460-€1,960/head.
Previous week’s cattle sale

A spokesperson reported that a “very lively” trade prevailed for cattle at Thursday’s (November 18th, 2021), sale.

They reported that a smaller entry went under the hammer at its general cattle sale.

Cattle prices:
  • Continental store bullocks – €460-€810 over;
  • HE/AA store bullocks – €300-€470 over;
  • Friesian store bullocks – €190-€460 over;
  • Continental store heifers – €410-€680 over;
  • HE/AA store heifers – €280-€470 over;
  • Beef cows – €410-€760 over;
  • Feeding cows – €160-€340 over.

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

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