- Town: Balla (Co. Mayo)
- Address: Balla Cattle Mart,
- Webpage: Balla Mart
07/05/2022 - Balla Cattle Mart Report
Balla Mart Report....
The sale was held in Balla today the 7 th of May with just over 800 lots on offer.
There was a ‘Serious’ trade and some quality beef cattle both heifers and bullocks
to reached prices in excess of 3.15p/kg. Heavy bullocks and cows according to
some were ‘a mighty trade’. With online factory and northern buyers pushing
things and making them dearer. Bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged 2.68p/kg.
Store bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.82 p/kg...While heavier bullocks 500kg
+ averaged for the first time an incredible 3.05 p/kg with the tops making over
the 3.10p/kg to 3.58p/kg. A farmer from Breaffy - Ballina had a Char bullock
weighing 790kg that made E2,590.00 or 3.28p/kg with the weight and another
lighter 670kg that made E2,400.00 or 3.58p/kg. from a Breaffy – Castlebar farmer.
In the heifers this week there was nearly 300 lots on offer and trade was
improved. There was some nice quality store animals that met with a good
clearance. Heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.74 Euro p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg
averaged E2.84p/kg. While 500kg averaged 2.94p/kg. There was a CH 740kg born
May ’19 made E2,450.00 or 3.31p/kg from a farmer from Pulronaghan – Kiltimagh
and another 680kg SIX that made E2,200.00 or 3.24p/kg.
The third ring was in operation for the cows and as usual cow numbers remain
large. This Saturday there was 130 dry cows and 40 sucklers. Dry cow prices were
up due to the presence of some Northern Ireland and online buyers. A Char dry
cow 880kg born March ’06 made E2,580.00 or 2.93p/kg from a farmer from
Kiltarnet - Newport. In the springers the best a 690kg cow born May ‘19 with its
bull calf at foot that made E2,000.00 sold by a farmer from Moylough - Ballinasloe.
There was weanlings sold this Saturday as the special weanling sales on Tuesday
evenings have come to an end. Bull weanlings 200kg to 350kg averaged 2.92p/kg.
Bull Weanlings 350kg to 450kg made 2.54p/kg. And bull weanlings 500kg+ made
2.48p/kg. There will be another sale next Saturday the 14 th with booking as usual