Numbers fell further at Balla on Saturday; however, the trade held firm for quality lots. Plainer types remained the most difficult to sell.
Bullocks 300kg-400kg averaged €2.74p/kg - a 365kg - CHX born in March-2017 topped out at €1,1160 or €3.18 p/kg, while those 400kg-500kg averaged €3.02/kg - a 475kg CHX born December-2016 made €1,410.00 or €2.97p/kg.
Heavier bullocks 500kg plus averaged €2.14 p/kg - a 685kg CHX bullock born December-2015 fetched €1,500 or €815 over the kg.
- 290KG CH_ E940 @ 3.24 P/KG
- 365KG CHX E1160 @ 3.18 P/KG
- 475KG CHX E1410 @ 2.97 P/KG
- 540KG LM_ E1300 @ 2.41 P/KG
- 685KG CHX E1500 @ 2.19 P/KG
Heifers up to 400 kg averaged €2.53/kg - a LM born in August-2017 - 335kg climbed to €1,060 or €3.16p/kg, while those 400kg-500kg averaged €2.48 p/kg with the kg - a 485kg CHX born January-2017 realised €1,310 or €2.70 p/kg.
Heifers 500kg plus averaged €2.46p/kg - a 565kg SIX heifer for further feeding born in March-16 sold at €1,430 or €865 over the weight while another 515kg - LMX - heifer hit €1,390 or €875 with the weight.
- 280KG CHX E880 @ 3.14 P/KG
- 335KG LM_ E1060 @ 3.16 P/KG
- 485KG CHX E1310 @ 2.70 P/KG
- 565KG SIX E1430 @ 2.53 P/KG
In the suckler ring, a May-2014-born LM cow with her BB bull calf at foot led the sale at €2,070, while in the dry cows, an 800kg - CH - October-2012-born followed at €1,770.
Bull Weanlings & Yearlings
There was a small sale of weanlings - bulls from €2.43 to €2.77 p/kg - a 485kg - CHX - sold for €1,115, while quality lots broke the €3/kg barrier.
- 255KG CHX E840 @ 3.29 P/KG
- 375KG AAX E1050 @ 2.80 P/KG
- 485KG CHX E1115 @ 2.30 P/KG
The next sale will be on Saturday, June, 23rd with booking on Wednesday, June, 20th at 09:30 am for the Bullocks & Heifers & 11:00 am for the cows, while the booking for the Weanlings will be on Thursday, June, 21st at 09:30 am on 0818-301-401.