• Date: 08/06/2019
  • Type: Cattle, Weanling

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

08/06/2019 - Balla Cattle Mart Report

Balla Mart Report....

On Saturday the 8th of June the sale was held a fairly big sale for the time of year.. There was 650 lots sold in three rings. A good trade with prices holding up well because of the presence of some keen buyers looking to buy as numbers drop. Bullocks 300kg to 400kg were making up to E700 with the weight and averaging 2.23p/kg. A 390kg CHX sold by a farmer from Ballaghaderreen at E1,080.00 at 2.77 p/kg. There was some nice bullocks 400kg to 500kg these were averaging 2.22 p/kg...the best a 415kg LMX sold by a farmer from Balla at E1370 or 3.30p/kg, While heavier bullocks 500kg + averaged 2.13 p/kg. A farmer from Killasser had some nice cattle and his 645kg LMX bullock got E1.500.00 euro or 855 euro with the weight.
There was a good sale of heifers with 250 on offer. Trade was UP on last week. Heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.51 Euro p/kg this week. A nice BBX heifer weighing 380kg sold by a Lavally - Tuam farmer at E1270 or E3.34p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.29 p/kg with the weight. There was a 485kg SLX heifer sold by a farmer from Breaffy - Castlebar for E1.600.00 or 3.30 p/kg. While 500kg averaged 2.22p/kg.. the best a 750kg CHX heifer for breeding sold by a farmer from Straide that made E1,750.00 or 2.33 p/kg.

This week there was just over 160 cows. The best dry cow was a 880kg LMX animal born Aug '11 at E1,700.00 euro sold by a farmer from Corrandulla - Galway. While in the springers the best was a mar 2017 LMX cow & LMX heifer calf at foot sold by a Rathscanlon  farmer at E2.010.00.

There was a smaller sale of weanlings and they were a good trade...

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