€2,200 for in-calf heifer at Balla


“It was a good sale for the time of year. Demand for anything nice was fairly intense with extra Midland buyers for those nice Charolais cattle”

€2,200 for in-calf heifer at Balla

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“It was a good sale for the time of year. Demand for anything nice was fairly intense with extra Midland buyers for those nice Charolais cattle”

Over 700 lots were offered for sale at Balla Mart on Saturday (December 1st) according to a spokesperson for the mart.

“It was a good sale for the time of year. Demand for anything nice was fairly intense with extra Midland buyers for those nice Charolais cattle.” The mart spokesperson said.

Bullocks

Bullocks 300kg to 400kg made up to €650 over the kg with an average price of €2.21/kg forked out- a 385kg - CHX - born in June-2017 - €1025.00 or €2.66/kg.

Good store bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged €2.17/kg - a 470kg - LMX - born in June-2017 - €1,225 or €2.61p/kg, while heavier bullocks 500kg plus averaged €2.04/kg - a 610kg - LMX - born in April-2017 - €1,440 - €830 over the kg or €2.36/kg.

  • CHX - 570kg - €1,350;
  • 1 SIX - 515kg - €950;
  • 1 SIX - 290kg - €640;
  • 1 LMX - 405kg - €975;
  • 1 LMX - 410kg - €835;
  • 1 HEX - 525kg - €900.

Heifers

Heifers up to 400 kg averaged €2.22/kg - a CH - born in February-2018 - 375kg- €1030 or €2.75p/kg, while heifers 400kg-500kg averaged €2.18/kg with the weight - a March-2017-born 495kg - CHX - €1,260 or €2.55/kg. Heifers 500kg plus averaged €2.13/kg - a 510kg - BBX - €1,425 or €2.79 p/kg.

  • 2 CHX - 485kg - €1,100;
  • 1 AAX - 500kg - €1,000;
  • 1 LMX - 470kg - €1,090;
  • 1 LMX - 465kg - €900;
  • 1 CHX - 485kg - €1,100.

Cull Cows and Suckler Pairings
The sale included a special entry of 23 in-calve heifers, with a top call of €2,200 recorded for an April-2016-born due mid-December to a pedigree Limousin stock bull.

Moving to the dry cows, an 805kg LMX Cow born in February-2010 topped out at €1,440, with sample prices outlined below.

  • 1 SI - 780kg - €1,340;
  • 1 CH - 730kg - €1,045;
  • 1 LMX - 580kg - €815;
  • 1 SIX - 705kg - €895;
  • 1 AAX - 805kg - €1,230;
  • 1 SHX - 640kg - €680;
  • 1 CHX - 730kg - €1,305;
  • 1 FR - 540kg - €545;
  • 1 FR - 590kg - €605;
  • 1 CHX - 890kg - €1,375.

Upcoming Sales

The next sale will be on Saturday (December 8th) with booking on Wednesday (December 4th) at 09:30 am for Bullocks & Heifers & 11:00am for cows. Booking for the Weanlings which will be sold on Saturdays will be on Thursday (December 5th) at 09:30am.

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