On Saturday the 20th of May the sale was held at Balla. A good few came in. All cattle have gone into a good trade up E70 euro on average from this time last year and a lot of farmers were very happy. There also was a very big cow sale with plenty of buyers to buy them.
Store Bullocks up to 400 kg and less were making from E550 to E800 with the weight they averaged from 2.74 p/kg. The best a 375kg Char born Apr 2016 sold by a Clogher - Claremorris farmer for E1180 euro or 3.15 p/kg.
Bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.51 p/kg the best a 460kg CHX born Apr 2016 sold by a Barnaboy - Ballaghdreen farmer at E1260
Bullocks 500kg+ were a great trade and they averaged 2.21 p/kg the tops being a 635kg AAX born Mar 15 sold by a Rusheens - Tuam farmer for E1630 euro or 995 euro with the weight.â¨
There was 260 lots of heifers this week. A lot of young plainer types and a similar trade to last week. Those up to 400 kg averaged 2.58 Euro p/kg. The best this week a nice BBX heifer for breeding born Mar 16 sold by a Aughagower - Westport farmer 360kg that made E1350 or 3.75p/kg.
Heavier heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.39 p/kg with the weight.
While 500kg plus averaged 2.40 p/kg. They met with a strong trade & the best was a 570kg CHX born Mar 2015 sold by a Tulrahan - Claremorris farmer for E1555 euro 2.73p/kg or E985 with the weight.â¨
In the Springer's, there was a some nice cattle the best was a 3 yr LMX cow with Lim heifer Calf at foot sold by a Enniscrone - Sligo farmer that made E2500 euro.
While in the dry cows there was a 620kg born Char Mar 16 sold by a Lislea - Aclare farmer that made E2010 euro and these averaged from 1.82 p/kg.
In the weanlings there was a small sale. The weanling bulls 200 to 350kg were averaging 2.76p/kg, While heavier types 350 to 450 kg were making 2.46 p/kg. A farmer from Curryane - Swinford was pleased after getting the top price of E1210 for his 475kg Lim bull born July 16.
In the Heifer weanlings 200 to 350 kg calves averaged 2.97 p/kg. One nice 385kg CHX heifer born Apr 16 owned by a Crimlin Ross - Castlebar farmer made E1180 that's 3.06 p/kg. Heavier heifer weanlings 350 to 450 kg averaged 2.54 p/kg.
285KG LMX E960 @ 3.37 P/KGâ¨
375KG CHX E1180 @ 3.15 P/KG
460KG CHX E1260 @ 2.74 P/KG
595KG CHX E1395 @ 2.34 P/KG
635KG LMX E1630 @ 2.56 P/KG
285KG LMX E850 @ 2.98 P/KG
360KG BBX E1350 @ 3.75 P/KG
415KG CH_ E1340 @ 3.23 P/KG
570KG CHX E1555 @ 2.73 P/KG
615KG CH_ E1570 @ 2.55 P/KG
255KG LMX E825 @ 3.24 P/KG
340KG LMX E1020 @ 3.00 P/KGâ¨
420KG CHX E1190 @ 2.83 P/KG
*475KG LMX E1210 @ 2.55 P/KG
190KG LMX E635 @ 3.34 P/KGâ¨
285KG CHX E835 @ 2.93 P/KGâ¨
385KG CHX E1180 @ 3.06 P/KG
The next Sale will be the End of Month Continental Sale on Saturday the 27th of May with booking on Wednesday the 24th at 09:30 am for the Bullocks & Heifers & 11:00am for the cows. There will be booking for the Weanlings on Thursday the 25th at 09:30am on 0818-301-401.
Also all cattle must have two tags & be properly de-horned when presented for sale.