Some 900 lots were on offered for sale at Aurivo Balla Mart on Saturday (November 17th), according to a spokesperson for the mart.
The spokesperson said that bullocks met an improved trade, with strong demand for heavier Continental types in the 400-500kg weight bracket.
Bullocks 300kg-400kg averaged €2.15/kg - a 380kg LMX - €1040 or €2.74/kg, while entries 400kg-500kg averaged €2.14/kg - a 465kg CHX - born in April-2017 - €1,240 or €2.67/kg.
Heavier bullocks 500kg plus averaged 2.06/kg - a 730kg - LM - born in September-2016 - €1.640 or €910 over the kg or €2.25/kg.
Heifers up to 400 kg averaged €1.98/kg - a LM - born in April-2017 - 380kg - €990 or €2.61/kg, while heifers 400kg-500kg averaged €2.19/kg with the weight - a 460kg LMX heifer - July-2017-born - €1,255 or €2.73/kg.
Lots 500kg plus averaged €2.09p/kg - a 760kg - CHX - €1,610 or €2.12/kg.
Good quality suckler entries met with strong demand, with a top call of €2,800 recorded for a five-star 1st-calver born in September-2015; out of a LM stockbull and out of a LMx BB dam, she is due to calve to Dimoiwii on December 5th.
€2,600 was recorded for a three-star LMX due on December 22nd to a Limousin bull - Dimoiwii; she is sired by EBY and out of a CH X SI dam.
Moving to the dry cows, the sale topper came in the form of a 1040kg AAX cow born in June-2009 - €1,620
The next sale will take place on Saturday (November 24th) with booking on Wednesday (November 22nd) at 09:30 am for Bullocks and Heifers and 11:00am for cows. Booking for Weanlings on Tuesday (November 27th) will be on Thursday (November 22nd) at 09:30am - Booking will be taken on 0818-301-401.
Image source: Kevin Hughes via Balla Mart’s Facebook page - pictured: one of the in-calve heifers offered for sale.