- Town: Balla (Co. Mayo)
- Address: Balla Cattle Mart,
- Webpage: Balla Mart
10/02/2018 - Balla Weanling Mart Report
On Saturday the 10th of February the sale was held at Balla with just over 700 cattle on offer. Despite the cruel weather prices remain firm and stores up to 400 kg especially were making great prices in relation to beef...bullocks 400kg made up to E810 with the weight this week & they averaged 2.54 p/kg. While quality heavier bullocks 600kg to 700kg+ were scarce this week & made 2.52 p/kg. Bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged 2.66p/kg and the best a 345kg Char born April '17 sold by a Killasser - Swinford farmer at E1,155.00 or 3.35 p/kg.
Bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.35 p/kg...the best a nice 455kg CHX born March 2017 sold by a Manulla - Castlebar farmer at E1,265.00 or 2.78p/kg, Bullocks 500kg+ averaged 2.24 p/kg. A 680kg CHX bullock born March 16 sold by a Lahardane - Ballina farmer for E1,605.00 euro or 925 euro with the weight.
There was a fine sale of heifers with over 350 on offer this week and there was a great trade for them all round with plenty to bid. In general heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.60 Euro p/kg . The best store this week a March '17 born 360kg BBX heifer sold by a Cloonaweena - Charlestown farmer for E1,125.00 or E3.13p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.37 p/kg with the weight. The best a 495kg LMX heifer born July 16 sold by an Ballyglass - Swinford farmer at E1,500.00 or 3.03 p/kg While 500kg plus averaged 2.20p/kg...they met with a very strong trade and the best was a 640kg CHX sold by the same Glencarra - Castlebar farmer at E1,490.00 euro or 2.33 p/kg.
This week there was 100+ cows on offer. There was some quality cattle and great demand for them. The best a April 15 born CHX cow with Jan 18 bull calf at foot sold by a Dromaduke - Swinford farmer for E1,630.00 euro,.....while in the dry cows a 910kg heavy CHX Cow born Jan '08 sold by a Killawalla - Westport farmer for E1,960.00 euro and overall dry cows averaged 1.76 p/kg this week.
There was a smaller sale of weanlings this Saturday....but bulls 200 to 350kg were up & averaged 2.55 p/kg while heavier 350 to 450kg averaged 2.63 p/kg & heavier bulls averaged 2.62 p/kg. A bull 450kg born April '17 sold by a Liscarney - Westport farmer for E1,235.00 thats 2.74 p/k or E785 with the weight.
285KG CHX E900 @ 3.16 P/KG
345KG CH_ E1155 @ 3.35 P/KG
455KG CHX E1265 @ 2.76 P/KG
570KG CHX E1550 @ 2.72 P/KG
*680KG CHX E1605 @ 2.36 P/KG
280KG LMX E920 @ 3.29 P/KG
*360KG BBX E1125 @ 3.13 P/KG
495KG LMX E1500 @ 3.03 P/KG
505KG BBX E1390 @ 2.75 P/KG
640KG CHX E1490 @ 2.33 P/KG
710KG LMX E1525 @ 2.15 P/KG
295KG LMX E930 @ 3.15 P/KG
340KG CHX E1115 @ 3.28 P/KG
400KG LMX E1200 @ 3.00 P/KG
450KG CHX E1235 @ 2.74 P/KG
The 17th of February will be the next Sale with booking on Wednesday the 14th of February at 09:30 am for the Bullocks & Heifers & 11:00am for the cows while the booking for the Weanlings will be on Thursday the 15th of February at 09:30am on 0818-301-401.
It is now an option for sellers to get paid by EFT payment to their Bank Account...if interested please get the necessary form from the mart.
Also all cattle must have two tags & be properly de-horned when presented for sale.