Bull weanlings top out at €3.10/kg in Ballinrobe


Exporters were active for weanlings, with the highest-priced bulls, two AUX pictured. 450 cattle went under the hammer, with a firm trade reported.

Bull weanlings top out at €3.10/kg in Ballinrobe

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Exporters were active for weanlings, with the highest-priced bulls, two AUX pictured. 450 cattle went under the hammer, with a firm trade reported.

Tom McGuire reported that 450 cattle went under the hammer in Ballinrobe and described a “spring-like feel” to the trade, due to the sizeable presence of customers around the rings.

Heifers

  • A Limousin-Cross 605 kg made €1520.00 or €2.51 per kg
  • An Aberdeen Angus-cross 505 kg made €1340.00 or €2.65 per kg
  • 2 Charolais sold together 465 kg made €1305.00 or €2.81 per kg

Bullocks

  • A Limousine-Cross 385 kg made €1150.00 or €2.99 per kg
  • A Charolais 595 kg made €1535.00 or €2.58 per kg
  • 5 Aberdeen Angus sold together 514 kg made €1175.00 or €2.29 per kg.

Weanlings

  • Best price in the Weanling Bulls went to 2 Aux sold together 445 kg made €1380.00 or €3.10 per kg purchased by an exporter.
  • Top price in the Weanling Heifers went to a Charolais 290 kg made €990.00 or €3.41 per kg.

Culls & Sucklers

  • Best price in the dry cows went to a Limousin 755 kg made €1640.00 or €2.17 per kg.
  • A Charolais cow due in two days to a Shorthorn made €1820.00
  • Friesian bull suck calves ranged in price from €55.00 to a €120.00 while an Aberdeen Angus heifer calf made €295.00.

Sheep

Sheep numbers were well up on last week with a similar trade ensuring a full clearance, according to Tom McGuire.

Hoggets made from 102.00 to €124.00 with fat ewes hitting €84.00 to a high of €120.00; butcher Lambs sold from €107.00 to €128.00.

Note

Special sale of Continental Bullocks will take place on Wednesday, March 14th.

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