- Town: Balla (Co. Mayo)
- Address: Balla Cattle Mart,
- Webpage: Balla Mart
06/07/2019 - Balla Cattle Mart Report
On Saturday the 6th of July the sale was held at Balla a smaller sale of 300 cattle but a good one with two rings in operation. Bullocks 300kg to 400kg were making up to E600 with the weight and they averaged 2.09p/kg. A 395kg LMX sold by a farmer from Manulla - Castlebar at E1,080.00 at 2.73 p/kg. There was some nice bullocks 400kg to 500kg these were averaging 2.33 p/kg...the best sold by a farmer from Tooreen - Ballyhaunis who had some nice cattle a 475kg Lim at E1230 or 2.59p/kg, While heavier bullocks 500kg + were less and averaged 1.91 p/kg. A farmer from Killadangan - Westport saw his 580kg LMX bullock make E1.275.00 euro or 695 euro with the weight.
There was a good turnout of heifers. Heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.12 Euro p/kg this week. A Char heifer weighing 370kg sold by a Garryfrauns - Co Galway farmer at E990 or E2.68p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.16 p/kg with the weight. There was a 470kg CHX heifer sold by a farmer from Snugboro - Castlebar for E1.140.00 or 2.68 p/kg. While 500kg were slightly up and averaged 2.06p/kg.. the best a Lim 625kg heifer sold by a farmer from Breaffy - Castlebar that made E1,390.00 or 2.22 p/kg.
This week there was 60 cows. The best dry cow was a smashing 780kg Char animal born May '14 at E1,545.00 euro sold by a farmer from Plovervale - Breaffy. While in the springers the best was an May 2009 LMX cow & LMX heifer calf at foot sold by a Ballintubber - Castlebar farmer at E1,690.00.
There was a smaller sale of weanlings this week..bulls upto 350kg averaged 1.83p/kg while those 350kg to 450kg averaged 1.99p/kg. the best an CHX 635KG @ E1,100.00 euro.