Huge demand for ewes at Baltinglass


Quality cattle were offered for sale, with a 95% clearance, while a big entry of top quality lambs went under the hammer - 85% of which found new homes.

Huge demand for ewes at Baltinglass

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Quality cattle were offered for sale, with a 95% clearance, while a big entry of top quality lambs went under the hammer - 85% of which found new homes.

A smaller seasonal entry of quality cattle with a 95% clearance across the board, according to Joe Kinsella, Manager of Baltinglass Mart.

The manager noted that the ongoing hot spell and a shortage of grass took their toll on the trade of cattle.

Bullocks

  • AA - 750KG - €1150;
  • LM - 665KG - €1380;
  • LM - 640KG - €1300;
  • SD - 640KG - €1270;
  • LM - 595KG - €1180;
  • HE - 610KG - €1150;
  • LM - 390KG - €875;
  • LM - 230KG - €580.

Sheep

A bigger sale with top quality lambs and a big supply of older and cast ewes, Joe Kinsella reported. There was 100% clearance of ewes, while 85% of lambs found new homes.

Fat ewes made from €100-€126/head, while feeding ewes clicked from €60-€100.

Hoggets

  • 22KG - €40;
  • 30KG - €60;
  • 35KG - €69;
  • 40KG - €94;
  • 43KG - €110;
  • 45KG - €113;
  • 48KG - €120;
  • 50KG - €122;
  • 60KG - €128.

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