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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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‘Steady’ trade for all classes in Blessington with highs of €1,060 over

Farming News/Mart Reports: Blessington Mart – Cattle Prices – 13-07-2023

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, a small entry met with a “steady trade across all classes”, especially for stronger bullocks and heifers, on Thursday, July 13th, 2023.

Feeding cows pushed from €320 to €550 over the kg, while beef cows changed hands from €560-€1,000 over the kg.

Meanwhile, in the bullock ring, beef types varied from €1,060-€1,240 over the weight, while continental stores fetched from €540-€1,040 over and Hereford and Angus stores climbed from €480-€860 over.

Elsewhere, continental store heifers changed hands from €520-€1,060 over, while Hereford and Angus store heifers traded from €420-€880 with the weight.

This week’s sheep prices

Meanwhile, at the week’s sheep sale, a “very lively” trade prevailed at Blessington Mart on Tuesday, July 11th, 2023.

Heavy ewes made from €143-€190/head, while lighter ewes fetched from €88-€142/head.

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In the lamb ring, heavy types traded from €159-€165/head or €109-€116 over the kg, while factory sorts varied from €135-€159/head or €90-€110 over, and stores stood from €85-€127/head or €70-€96 over.

Sheep prices at Kilkenny Mart

According to George Candler, a smaller sale of sheep – circa 400 entries – came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sale on Monday, July 10th, 2023.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that butcher lambs sold to €193/head, while factory lambs hit €155/head and cull ewes varied from €78-€185/head.

Speaking following the sale, he commented: “A smaller entry helped create a good trade, with buyers being very competitive around the ring and online for the limited number on offer.”

“Many sheep producers have sold their early lambs with smaller numbers now appearing, which is beneficial to the limited number of farmers who have remained in the lamb business,” he remarked.

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