Heifers met with an improved trade at Balla Mart on Saturday (September 21st), according to a spokesperson.
“Heifer prices were improved and there was a serious show of continental stock in the yard.” the spokesperson said, noting that plainer types met with a tougher trade.
Bullocks 300kg-400kg were similar to last week, according to the spokesperson, and averaged 2.04/kg — a June-2018-born LMX — 395kg — €900 — 2.28/kg.
Entries weighing between 400kg-500kg averaged €2.13/kg — a LMX – 495kg — €1,190 or 2.40/kg, while heavier bullocks 500kg plus averaged €1.99/kg — A CHX — 770kg — €1,465.
The spokesperson outlined that the mart’s special breeding heifer sale attracted more than 500 entries.
Heifers up to 400 kg averaged €2.19/kg — a BBX — 390kg — €1,200 or €3.08/kg, while those 400-500kgs averaged €2.20/kg — A 490kg — LMX — €1,400 or €2.86/kg.
Those 500kgs averaged €2.16/kg — a LMX – 500kg —€2,220 or €1,720 over.
Dry cows and suckler pairings:
The sale-topping dry cow came in the form of a March-2014-born LMX – she weighed 785kg and made €1,530.
A May-2011-born HEX cow with her heifer calf at foot climbed to €1,580.
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