Balla
  • Date: 09/10/2021
  • Type: Cattle

  • Town: Balla (Co. Mayo)
  • Address: Balla Cattle Mart, Balla, Co. Mayo.
  • Webpage: Balla Mart

09/10/2021 - Balla Cattle Mart Report

Balla Mart Report....
The sale was held in Balla this Saturday a big day with 1200 cattle between all.
There was great buying for cattle with more farmer and other buyers around the
ring and online. This resulted in a good trade especially in the heavy bullocks and
heifers suitable for breeding. It was commented on the ‘Great yard of Heifers’. I
would ask that you ‘Follow’ us on Facebook to see our posts. Bullocks 300kg to
400kg averaged 2.58p/kg. Store bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.58
p/kg...While heavier bullocks 500kg + averaged 2.41 p/kg. Heavy bullocks
700kg+ were still making EXCELLENT prices over the E1100/1200 with the
weight. A farmer from Tubbercurry – Sligo had a bullock weighing 665kg born
Apr ‘19 that made E1,770.00 or 2.66p/kg. And another AAX sold be a farmer from
Belcarra – Castlebar born Aug ’19 weighing 735kg made E1,810.00.
There was 500 heifers this week and if anything they were a better yard than last
week. Heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.35 Euro p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg
averaged E2.45p/kg. While 500kg averaged 2.46p/kg. There was a 560kg LMX
born Apr ’20 that made E1,960.00 or 3.50 p/kg sold by a farmer from Logaphuill –
Castlebar and another heavier 755kg AAX @ E2,060.00 sold by a farmer from
Brickens – Claremorris who had some good stock.
The third ring was in operation for the cows this Saturday with over 200 lots on
offer including some groups of in calf heifers. Dry cow prices were up due to the
presence of Northern Ireland and Factory buyers paying upto 2.60p/kg for the
good ones. A 885kg LMX dry cow Apr ’17 born made E2,210.00 sold by a farmer
from Ballinrobe and another 735kg Lim that made E1,930.00 or 2.63p/kg sold by
a farmer from Belcarra – Castlebar. In the springers the best a Dec ’14 Lim cow
with its heifer calf at foot that made E2,400.00 sold by a farmer from Aclare -
Sligo.
**Next Saturday the 16 th there will be a Special sale of 20 Continental 1 st calf
heifers. They are scanned to calf Dec to Jan ‘22 to a Pedigree LIM easy calving
stock bull.
Booking for Saturday next the 16 th of October will be on Wednesday the 13 th as
usual from 09:30 am to 01:00pm on 0818 301 401…. With the weanlings been
booked on Thursday the 14 th

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