- Town: Balla (Co. Mayo)
- Address: Balla Cattle Mart,
- Webpage: Balla Mart
10/08/2019 - Balla Cattle Mart Report
On Saturday the 10th of July the sale was held at Balla a smaller sale 'Due to Mayo match' with 350 cattle. Bullocks 300kg to 400kg were making upto E600 with the weight and they averaged 1.96p/kg. A 365kg Lim sold by a farmer from Easkey - Co Sligo at E875 at 2.69 p/kg. There was some nice store bullocks 400kg to 500kg these were averaging 1.88 p/kg...the best sold by a farmer from Crossmolina who had some good cattle a 485kg CHX at E1180 or 2.43p/kg, While heavier bullocks 500kg + were averaging exactly E2.00 p/kg. A farmer from Ballinafad - Belcarra saw his 680kg LMX bullock make E1.465.00 euro or 785 euro with the weight.
There was a 100 heifers on offer and they were a stronger trade than the bullocks. Heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.08 Euro p/kg this week. A CHX heifer weighing 390kg sold by a Killasser - Swinford farmer at E925 or E2.37p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.08 p/kg with the weight. A 415kg BBX heifer sold by a farmer from Manulla - Castlebar for E1.180.00 or 2.84 p/kg. While 500kg averaged 2.02p/kg.. the best a CHX 600kg heifer sold by a farmer from Breaffy - Castlebar that made E1,335.00 or 2.23 p/kg.
This week there was 40+ cows. The best dry cow was a SIX animal born May '09 sold by a Moneen - Castlebar farmer that weighed 770kg and made E1,345.00 euro. While in the springers there was an Jan 2015 Char cow & Char Bull calf at foot sold by a Islandeady - Castlebar farmer at E1,450.00.
There was a sale of weanlings this week.. a Special Weanling Sale..bulls upto 350kg averaged 2.26p/kg while those 350kg to 450kg averaged 2.12p/kg. the best a BBX 500KG @ E1,140.00 euro or 2.28p/kg sold by a farmer from Carn - Charlestown.