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