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Cattle Sale - September 14: Top quality stock on offer, with brisk bidding both online and around the ring. Sample prices as follows.

Bullocks: 1 x Lim 650kg made €1,840; 1 x Lim 670kg made €1,840; 1 x Lim 720kg made €1,830; 1 x Lim 650kg made €1,780; 1 x Lim 650kg made €1,770; 1 x Lim 660kg made €1,690; 1 x BB 600kg made €1,680; 1 x Her 570kg made €1,260; 1 x Ch 530kg made €1,170; 1 x Sim 480kg made €1,090; 1 x Lim 500kg made €1,020.

Heifers: 1 x Lim 490kg made €1,400; 1 x Ch 480kg made €1,360; 1 x Ch 270kg made €620; 2 x AA 245kg made €600.

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Sheep Sale - September 17: A bigger sale with a strong trade seen for all store lambs. Fat and butcher lambs up by €1-€2/head. Cheviot Hogget Ewes making up to €194. 2,3 and 4 year olds making from €150-€188. Cast Ewes made from €50–€124. Sample prices as follows.

Lambs: 10 x 38kg made €138; 10 x 36kg made €138; 9 x 48kg made €135; 10 x 39kg made €135; 1 x 43kg made €133; 5 x 43kg made €130; 5 x 43kg made €130; 1 x 55kg made €130; 10 x 38kg made €130; 2 x 50kg made €129; 2 x 40kg made €129; 15 x 46kg made €129; 5 x 39kg made €126; 5 x 44kg made €124; 6 x 48kg made €123; 10 x 33kg made €120; 6 x 40kg made €120; 3 x 45kg made €120; 5 x 42kg made €115; 6 x 34kg made €112; 14 x 40kg made €110; 2 x 42kg made €109; 4 x 38kg made €108; 4 x 42kg made €108.

BLESSINGTON

Sheep Sales - September 13: Very big sale with 4,276 sheep on offer. Very lively trade for breeding hoggets, fat and store lambs. Cast ewe trade similar to last week.

Heavy Lambs €136 to €140 or €83 to €89 over €/kg; Factory Lambs €120 to €136 or €85 to €91 over €/kg; Store Lambs over 40kg €98 to €116 or €55 to €73 over €/kg; Store Lambs over 35kg €80 to €100 or €45 to €68 over €/kg; Heavy Ewes €140 to €168 per head; Lighter Ewes €76 to €128 per head; Suffolk Hogget Ewes €150 to €285 per head; Cheviot Cross Hogget Ewes €150 to €285 per head; Cheviot Cross 3yr Old Ewes €130 to €210 per head; Suffolk Cross Ewe Lambs €100 to €150 or €66 to €118 over €/kg; Cheviot Ewe lambs €96 to €168 or €60 to €132 over €/kg.

Cattle Sales - September 15: Big sale of cattle on offer. Smaller cattle that little bit harder to sell with a steady trade for the stronger cattle.

Beef Bullocks €1140 to €1,300 over €kg; Cont. Store Bullocks €540 to €1,090 over €/kg; HE/AA Store Bullocks €360 to €760 over €/kg; Fr Store Bullocks €280 to €520 over €/kg; Cont. Store Heifers €480 to €910 over €/kg; HE/AA Store Heifers €360 to €700 over €/kg; Beef Cows €670 to €1,200 over €/kg; Feeding Cows €270 to €560 over €/kg.

CARNEW

Weanling Sale - September 14: Sale met a sizzling trade with many buyers both ringside and online very active for the quality cattle on show. Leading to a top priced heifer weighing 416kg selling for €2,480 or almost €6/kg. While bulls were a very strong trade with farmers specialist feeders and exporters all very anxious to buy stock. While the top price was €2,020 for a 486kg blue or €4.15/kg the top price per kg was €4.33 for a 323kg blue bull.

Prize winners: 1st prize BB heifer 384kg at €1,800 sold by Mr Jimmy Staple; 2nd Prize BB heifer 426kg at €1,360 sold by Fogarty Branding; 3rd Prize BB heifer 442kg at €1,300 sold by Fogarty Branding.

Bulls: 1st prize BB bull 486kg at €2,020 sold by Mr Jimmy Staple; 2nd Prize BB bull 464kg at €1,550 sold by Paddy Brophy; 3rd Prize BB bull 328kg at €1,400 sold by Kieran Fleming.

Some prices - Heifers: 416kg BB heifer €2,480; 628kg BB heifer €2,660; 384kg BB heifer €2,000; 462kg BB heifer €1,840; 350kg BB heifer €1,500; 426kg Lm heifer €1,360; 402kg Lm heifer €1,170; 380kg Lm heifer €1,120.

Bulls: 486kg BB bull €2,020; 323kg BB bull €1,400; 390kg BB bull €1,510; 500kg BB bull €1,630; 462kg BB bull €1,480; 566kg BB bull €1,780; 358kg Ch bull €1,180; 526kg PTX bull €1,680; 338kg Ch bull €1,060; 434kg Ch bull €1,300; 498kg Lm bull €1,410.

Sheep report - September 15: Largest sale of sheep for the year so far with 5,398 head on offer meeting a much improved trade with many farmers available to buy stores leading to the trade rising anywhere from €5-€8 per head while fat lambs were improved by €2-€3 per head.

Prices - Heavy lambs over 50kg sold from €140-€147/hd while lambs between 45kg and 49kg sold between €135 and €141/hd. Store lambs between 40 and 45kg selling between 110 and 119/hd. With ewe lambs selling up to €151. Store prices: 36kg R/L €99; 33kg W/L €94; 31kg W/L €91; 39Kg R/L €109; 32kg R/L €92. Ewe lambs: 42kg €151; 37kg €130; 35kg €112. Cast ewes: 91kg €194; 92kg €182; 100kg €164. Better type feeding ewes selling from €125 to €150 while lighter ewes sold from €75-€112. Stronger Hoggets sold from €160 to €198 with most pens selling between €170 and €180 while lighter hoggets sold ftom €140-€160. Aged ewes sold from €110-€150. 60 rams on offer sold from €300-€620 for the quality lots.

Cattle Sale - September 17: Good entry with 900 cattle and 170 calves and runners, trade similar to last week with a lot of farmer, feedlot and factory agents around the ring.

Bullocks: Cont Beef/Forward €1,450–€2,350; Cont store €950–€1,600; Heavy AA/Hd €1,440–€1,750; store AA/Hd €770–€1,250; FR €650–€1,400.

Heifers: Cont beef/forward €1,450-€2,100; Cont store €850-€1,680; Heavy Aa/hd €1,100–€1,600; store Aa/Hd €650–€1,400.

Cows: Heavy cont cows €1,600-€2,350; Cont store cows €850-€1,500; Heavy FR cows €1,150–€1,700; store FR cows €450–€1,220.

Cows Prices: LM 780kg at €2,100; PT 688kg at €1,790; LM 666kg at €1,700; LM 766kg at €1,950; HE 828kg at €1,940; FR 688kg at €1,480; FR 732kg at €1,530; FR 640kg at €1,190.

Heifer Prices: BB 598kg at €1,810; BB 706kg at €2,080; LM 578kg at €1,680; LM 658kg at €1,880; LM 44kg at €1,510; LM 380kg at €1,080.

Bullocks Prices: LM 402kg at €1,230; LM 56kg at €2,300; CH 408kg at €1,220; PT 438kg at €1,180; LM 620kg at €1,830; LM 792kg at €2,130; LM 728kg at €2,040; BA 648kg at €1,730; AA 406kg at €1,050; AA 550kg at €1,390.


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