• Date: 12/05/2018
  • Type: Cattle, Weanling

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

12/05/2018 - Balla Cattle Mart Report

On Saturday the 12th of May the sale was held at Balla with over 1000 cattle on offer. There was a lot of forward store cattle on offer this week and there was a great want which made a smashing trade with prices were well up on last week. It's amazing the way the demand is considering the weather. Bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged 2.77p/kg and the best a 390kg LMX sold by a Claddagh - Aclare farmer at E1,300.00 or 3.33 p/kg. Bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.49 p/kg...the best a nice 455kg CH born May 2016 sold by a Logaphuill - Castlebar farmer at E1,360.00 or 2.99p/kg, While heavier bullocks 500kg + averaged 2.43 p/kg. There was better demand this week for these strong types and prices were well up...a 795kg CHX bullock born Jan '16 sold by a Straide - Foxford farmer for E2,100.00 euro or 1305 euro with the weight.
There was a good sale of heifers with just over 400 on offer this week and prices similar to last week. Heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.53 Euro p/kg . The best a breeding AAX heifer born July '17 weighing 380kg sold by a Strokestown farmer for E1,280.00 or E3.37p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.47 p/kg with the weight. There was a 495kg BBX born May '16 sold be a Treenabontry - Swinford farmer at E1,395.00 or 2.82 p/kg. While 500kg plus averaged 2.53p/kg...they met with a very strong trade and the best an exceptional 720kg Char heifer for feeding born July '16 sold by a Louisburg farmer for E2,200.00 or 3.06 p/kg or E1480 with the weight while another 730kg heifer sold be a the same farmer made another E2,200.00 or E1470 with the weight.
This week there was bigger sale of cows with 190 between drys and springers. The best a Jan '14 born Six cow with its Bull calf at foot sold by a Carracastle - Ballaghadreen farmer for E2.000.00 euro,.....while in the dry cows there was some excellent prices paid a 885kg Char Cow born Apr '06 sold by an Knockfinn - Westport farmer for E1,945.00 euro and overall dry cows averaged 1.85 p/kg this week. There was approx 100 bull weanlings on offer and the trade was good and in general they made from 2.40 to 2.60 p/kg with anything special making just over the 3.00p/kg...



270KG LM_ E960 @ 3.56 P/KG

390KG LMX E1300 @ 3.33 P/KG

455KG CH_ E1360 @ 2.99 P/KG

590KG LM_ E1620 @ 2.75 P/KG

660KG LMX E1940 @ 2.94 P/KG

*795KG CHX E2100 @ 2.64 P/KG


280KG LMX E1200 @ 4.29 P/KG

380KG AAX E1280 @ 3.37 P/KG

495KG BBX E1395 @ 2.82 P/KG

595KG CHX E1560 @ 2.62 P/KG

660KG LMX E1780 @ 2.70 P/KG

*720KG CH_ E2200 @ 3.06 P/KG

Bull Weanlings

310KG LMX E1000 @ 3.23 P/KG

430KG LMX E1100 @ 2.56 P/KG

510KG CHX E1285 @ 2.52 P/KG

700KG AAX E1300 @ 1.86 P/KG

The next sale will be on Saturday the 19th of May with booking on Wednesday the 16th of May at 09:30 am for the Bullocks & Heifers & 11:00am for the cows while the booking for the Weanlings will be on Thursday the 17th 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.




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