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In brief: Wicklow sheep and Ballymote Mart
Shane Murphy
Wicklow sheep celebrate 75 years with sale in Blessington and 220 heifers on offer in Ballymote.
Both beef and dairy to feature in Shorthorn tent
The society plans to show the positive traits both beef and dairy Shorthorn cattle can bring to a farm at this year's Ploughing.
9 August 2017 Markets
Breeders off to mixed start in Blessington
The trade for hoggets was below what many producers anticipated, while the ewe lamb trade was sharper. Lambs were steady and cull ewes were a fantastic trade.
Strong store lamb trade continues
Ewe lamb numbers up, while hogget numbers set to increase in the coming weeks.
9 August 2017 Markets
Lamb trade holding well at Blessington
Numbers are still rising at Blessington mart, with over 1,000 on offer on Tuesday last.
5 July 2017 Markets
Suffolk society to highlight advantages of breed at stand
The Suffolk Sheep Society this year highlights the range of commercial scenarios where the breed is workable
14 September 2016 Ploughing Championships
Mart report - Blessington
Camera at the mart was at last Tuesday’s sheep sale in Blessington Mart.
20 July 2016 Markets
New South Suffolk Elite sale hits ceiling of €2,600
The South of Ireland Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society held an Elite Sale at Blessington Mart on Saturday 2 July.
6 July 2016 Pedigree
Suffolk society to hold first elite sale
The sale, hosted by the South of Ireland Suffolk Society, is set for 2 July in Blessington Mart and sees 30 of the country’s top rams go under the hammer.
22 June 2016 Pedigree
Suffolks sell to 4,000gns in Blessington
Brisk bidding produced an average of 785gns at the Suffolk in-lamb sale in Blessington.
2 December 2015 Pedigree
Solid trade in Blessington’s annual Suffolk Cheviot breeding sale
Specialised breeding sales are well out in front for prices paid for breeding ewe hoggets and lambs, a trend reflected by the performance at Tuesday's Suffolk Cheviot sale in Blessington mart.
12 August 2015 Markets
Full clearance of Suffolk for Bailey at Blessington
Last week's production sale at Blessington Mart from seven of the country’s leading Suffolk flocks saw a full clearance of the 83 females.
10 December 2014 Pedigree