Demand remains strong for weanlings & cull cows in Ballinrobe


Tom McGuire noted that cattle numbers were similar, with a sharp trade for quality stock. A larger number of sheep were on offer in Ballinrobe.

Demand remains strong for weanlings & cull cows in Ballinrobe

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Tom McGuire noted that cattle numbers were similar, with a sharp trade for quality stock. A larger number of sheep were on offer in Ballinrobe.

Cattle numbers were similar to last week in Ballinrobe on Wednesday with sheep numbers well up. Trade again was very sharp especially for the quality stock despite the ongoing adverse weather conditions, according to Tom McGuire, Manager of Ballinrobe Mart.

Heifers

  • A Charolais-X 605 kg made €1550.00
  • 2 Limousin heifers sold together 475 kg €1245.00
  • Aberdeen Angus-X 395 kg made €990.00

Bullocks

  • 2 Charolais sold together 652 kg €1570.00
  • 3 Limousin bullocks sold together 438 kg €1165.00
  • An Aberdeen-Angus 310 kg made €895.00

Weanlings

Weanling Bulls: Charolais-X 285 kg made €900.00 or €3.16 per kg.

Weanling Heifers: Limousin- X 305 kg made €925.00 or €3.03 per kg.

Dry Cows and Suckles

  • Best price in the dry cows went to a Charolais-X 785kg, €1550.00
  • A Limousin-Cross Cow with heifer calf @ foot made €1510.00

Sheep

Sheep numbers were well up on last week. Hoggets made from €98.00 to €120.00 with fat ewes made from €88.00 to a €118.00, Butcher Lambs made from €102.00 to €123.00.

Note

Please note a special Weanling sale will take place on Wednesday, February 21st 2018. Pre- booking for cattle each Friday - (094 95 41140).

Photo: via Facebook page of Ballinrobe Mart.

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