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Blessington: Cattle to €1,360 over and sheep to €300/head

Farming News & Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Cattle Prices – 28-09-2023 – Blessington Mart

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, there was a “very strong” trade for all classes, in particular, bullocks and heifers, on Thursday, September 28th, 2023.

The spokesperson reported that “this was a large sale with plenty of choice cattle available”.

Beef bullocks changed hands from €1,160 to €1,360 over the kg, while continental store bullocks made from €620-€1,200 over the kg, Hereford and Angus store bullocks pushed from €420-€1,060 over and Friesian store bullocks fetched from €360-€640 over the weight.

Meanwhile, the heifer ring saw highs of €1,220 over the weight for beef types, which sold from €1,060 over, while continental stores varied from €420 to €1,040 over and Hereford and Angus store heifers stood from €360-€750 over the kg.

In addition, beef cows traded from €700-€1,220 over the kg, while feeding cows pushed from €100 to €560 over the kg.

This week’s sheep prices

The spokesperson reported that Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, saw a “very strong” trade for breeding ewes, while cast ewes and fat lambs met with a similar trade to the previous week.

  • Heavy lambs – €140-€145/head or €90-€95 over;
  • Factory lambs – €124-€138/head or €80-€88 over the kg;
  • Store lambs over 40kgs – €107-€120/head or €67-€80 over;
  • Store lambs over 35kgs – €85-€112/head or €50-€77 over;
  • Store lambs over 30kgs – €60-€85/head or €50-€77 over;
  • Heavy ewes – €136-€170/head;
  • Lighter ewes – €66-€126/head;
  • Suffolk-cross hogget ewes- €190-€250/head;
  • Suffolk-cross 3 and 4-year-old ewes – €110-€200/head;
  • Cheviot hogget ewes – €190-€300/head;
  • Cheviot 3 and 4-year-olds – €120-€200/head;
    Suffolk-cross ewe lambs – €110-€160/head or €66-€124 over;
  • Cheviot ewe lambs – €90-€166/head or €60-€140 over the kg;
  • Breeding rams – €200-€50/head.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson for Blessington Mart, Thursday, September 21st, 2023, saw a “very strong” trade for all classes, with highs of €1,425 over the kg recorded.

The spokesperson noted that the sale attracted “a lot of customers for stronger cattle in particular”.

Beef bullocks traded from €1,160 to €1,425 over the kg, while continental store bullocks pushed from €520-€1,250 over the kg, Hereford and Angus-type store bullocks clicked from €400-€860 over and Friesian store bullocks changed hands from €320-€560 over.

Read more on this mart report with sample prices.

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