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Pics and prices: Small number of spring lambs make up to €176 at Blessington

Pics and prices: Small number of spring lambs make up to €176 at Blessington

A small showing of spring lambs was met with a strong trade at Blessington Mart this week, with prices reaching...

May 19, 2022

Upcoming clearance sale of 100 in-lamb ewes at Blessington Mart

Upcoming clearance sale of 100 in-lamb ewes at Blessington Mart

This coming Tuesday, February 1, Blessington Mart is set to host a clearance sale of 100 in-lamb ewes. The in-lamb...

January 30, 2022

Hoggets make up to €285/head at Suffolk-cross  Cheviot sale at Blessington

Hoggets make up to €285/head at Suffolk-cross Cheviot sale at Blessington

Hogget ewes sold up to a high of €285/head at the Suffolk-cross Cheviot show and sale held at Blessington Mart...

August 12, 2021

Blessington Mart – Numbers ease as weather continues to hold

Blessington Mart – Numbers ease as weather continues to hold

On Thursday (June 17) Agriland made the trip down to Co. Wicklow, to observe the trade at Blessington Mart, as...

June 21, 2021

‘Spring lambs were easier by €5-7/head; ewes were improved by €10/head’

‘Spring lambs were easier by €5-7/head; ewes were improved by €10/head’

An easier trade was seen for spring lambs at Blessington Mart on Tuesday (April 27), while on the other hand,...

April 29, 2021

Pics from the mart: Spring lambs easier, but ewe prices improve at Blessington

Pics from the mart: Spring lambs easier, but ewe prices improve at Blessington

On Tuesday (April 27), Agriland made the trip down to Co. Wicklow to Blessington Mart to check in on the...

April 28, 2021

Pics and Prices: Dry cows topped at €1.93/kg in Blessington Mart

Pics and Prices: Dry cows topped at €1.93/kg in Blessington Mart

There was a weekly rise in numbers entered into Blessington Mart on Thursday, February 5 – as there was a...

February 6, 2021

Heavy lamb prices up €10-15/head at Blessington, as lambs top €153/head

Heavy lamb prices up €10-15/head at Blessington, as lambs top €153/head

Blessington’s John Doyle reported that heavy lamb prices were stronger by €10-15/head at Tuesday’s sale (January 12). Last week, at...

January 13, 2021

Strong start to 2021 for fat and store lambs at Blessington Mart

Strong start to 2021 for fat and store lambs at Blessington Mart

A strong start to 2021 was reported by John Doyle of Blessington Mart at the Wicklow-based mart’s first sheep sale...

January 5, 2021

Pics and prices: Ewe lambs and hoggets the highlight of the sale at Blessington Mart

Pics and prices: Ewe lambs and hoggets the highlight of the sale at Blessington Mart

A Suffolk cross Cheviot ewe lamb and ewe hogget show and sale was held at Blessington Mart alongside its weekly...

August 16, 2020

Pics: 62% clearance at pedigree Suffolk sale in spite of Covid-19

Pics: 62% clearance at pedigree Suffolk sale in spite of Covid-19

Blessington Mart was the venue for the South of Ireland Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society’s Premier Show and Sale...

August 5, 2020

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices take a hit across many marts

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices take a hit across many marts

The drop in factory prices for both spring lambs and hoggets was evident across many sheep marts last week. Most...

May 6, 2020

Sheep marts: Steady trade all round prior to closure of livestock marts

Sheep marts: Steady trade all round prior to closure of livestock marts

On Tuesday, March 24, the news broke that all livestock marts across the country were to suspend trading in an...

March 31, 2020

Cattle marts: Round up of live trade prior to sale shutdown

Cattle marts: Round up of live trade prior to sale shutdown

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that all livestock marts were to close from midnight on Tuesday, March 24, as the...

March 25, 2020

Sheep marts: Tighter supplies see an improved trade for lambs

Sheep marts: Tighter supplies see an improved trade for lambs

Mart managers across the country are reporting an improved trade for store and factory-fit lambs, as supplies begin to tighten...

November 5, 2019

‘Ladies First Production Sale’ taking place this weekend

‘Ladies First Production Sale’ taking place this weekend

The ‘Ladies First Production Sale’ is set to take place this Saturday, November 2, at Blessington Livestock Mart, Co. Wicklow....

October 31, 2019

Sheep marts: Increased bite around the ring sees factory-fit lamb prices on the rise

Sheep marts: Increased bite around the ring sees factory-fit lamb prices on the rise

Mart managers across the country are reporting increased demand for factory-fit lambs. This has seen lamb prices break past the...

October 30, 2019

Sheep marts: No bite in the trade, as lamb prices continue to fall by €1-2/head

Sheep marts: No bite in the trade, as lamb prices continue to fall by €1-2/head

The low base quotes of 430-435c/kg that factories are offering are having a negative impact on the sheep trade. Factory-fit...

October 15, 2019