Top call of €1,070 at BB weanling sale at Tuam


Weanling heifers sold to €1,060, while weanling bulls topped out at €1,050. Bullocks hit €1550; heifers sold to €1,269 and cull cows topped out at €1,470.

Top call of €1,070 at BB weanling sale at Tuam

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Weanling heifers sold to €1,060, while weanling bulls topped out at €1,050. Bullocks hit €1550; heifers sold to €1,269 and cull cows topped out at €1,470.

Tuam Mart held its Show and Sale of Belgian Blue Weanlings, with a top call of €1,070 recorded.

The first and second prize for the Best Belgian Blue Weanling Bull went to Michael Roche, Carrowmoneen, Tuam.

First-prize winner - 335kg sold at €1000, while the second prize-winner - 350kg went under the hammer at €1,050.

Moving to the heifer weanlings, Patrick Feeney, Gorthnadubha, Claregalway scooped the red ribbons with his entry - 335kg - €1,070, while John Charles, Woodfield, Dunmore acquired second place with his animal - 230kg - €860.

In other categories, bullocks hit €840 over the kg - a LMX - 710kg - €1,550 (€2.18/kg), while heifers climbed to €680 over - a BBX - 600kg - €1,280 (€2.13/kg) and cull cows peaked at €1,470.

Sheep

On Tuesday, Lambs made up to €75 with their weight, according to Marian Devane.

Old Ewes topped out at €100/head, while ewe hoggets pushed up to €172 and breeding ewes jumped to €135.

Lambs

  • 48kg - €123 - €2.56/kg;
  • 46Kg - €119 - €2.58/kg;
  • 50Kg - €118 - €2.36 p/kg.
Upcoming Sales at Tuam Mart
  • Monday, September 17th - Show & Sale Limousin & Simmental. Weanlings (2018) Starting 6 p.m - Viewing Time 5.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 24th - Show & Sale Charolais Weanlings (2018) - Starting 6.00 p.m. Monday, October 1st - Annual Cattle Show & Sale Starting 10.30 a.m, followed by the sale of a 5-star CH bull and 35 In-calf cows; CH and LM first-calvers in-calf to CH bull at 12 p.m
  • Sheep sale Every Tuesday, Breeding Ewes 4.30 p.m. Lambs 5.00 p.m.

Image source: Tuam Co-operative Livestock Mart - Facebook. Pictured: One of the entries on offer at Monday’s sale.

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