• Date: 30/04/2022
  • Type: Cattle

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

30/04/2022 - Balla Cattle Mart Report

Balla Mart Report....

The sale was held in Balla today the 30th of April with over 850 lots on offer for the End of Month Continental sale. There was a great trade and some quality beef cattle both heifers and bullocks proved it normal to reach prices over 3.20p/kg. Heavy bullocks and cows according to some were ‘very dear but would want to be with the costs’. With online factory and northern buyers pushing things on making them dearer. There was a smashing clearance in the bullocks with heavy bullocks remaining a great trade. Bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged 2.68p/kg. Store bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.66 p/kg...While heavier bullocks 500kg + averaged an incredible 2.82 p/kg with the tops making over the 3.10p/kg to 3.25p/kg.  A farmer from Balla had a Lim bullock weighing 840kg that made E2,630.00 or 3.13p/kg with the weight and another 785kg made E2,580.00 or 3.29p/kg. from the sale farmer who has some smashing cattle.
In the heifers this week there was nearly 300 lots on offer. There was some nice quality store animals that met with good clearance. Heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.62 Euro p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg were actually up and averaged E2.75p/kg. While 500kg averaged 2.80p/kg. There was a 830kg born May ’19 that made E2,670.00 or 3.22p/kg from a farmer from Cloontooa – Claremorris and another 660kg LMX that made E2,240.00 or 3.39p/kg.

The third ring was in operation for the cows this Saturday with 140 dry cows and 35 sucklers. Dry cow prices were up due to the presence of some Northern Ireland online buyers. A Char dry cow 960kg born April ’18 made E2,890.00 or 3.01p/kg from a farmer from Liscarney - Westport.  In the springers the best a 785kg incalf heifer with its heifer calf at foot that made E2,500.00 sold by a farmer from Enniscrone - Sligo. There was no weanlings this Saturday as there will be a special weanling sale on Tuesday evening the 3rd of May…

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