Exporters were present at Balla Mart’s weanling show and sale, which was held on Tuesday, September 3rd.
“There was a fine trade for anything sweet especially those light shapely continental-types.” a spokesperson said.
Bull weanlings 200kg-350kg averaged €2.57/kg – a January-2019-born 345kg - BBX - €1,050 or €3.04/kg. Bulls 350kg-450kg averaged €2.22 p/kg – an October-2018-born 415kg - BBX - €1,200 or €2.89/kg.
Heavier types in the region of 450kg averaged €2.07 p/kg - a CHX -520kg - €1,200 or €2.31/kg.
“Heifers up to 350 kg averaged €2.25/kg and the best show cattle for breeding making up to €1,000 with the weight.”
The Champion came in the form of a 345kg LMX heifer; this February-2019-born entry topped out at €1,350 or €3.91/kg. Entries weighing 350kg-450kg averaged €2.26/kg, while heifer weanlings weighing 450kg plus averaged €2.02/kg.
A July-2018-born Belgian-Blue-cross breeding heifer – weighing 390kg – peaked at €1,590 - €4.08/kg.
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