Dry cows reach €1,240 at Ballinrobe


“It was refreshing to see a great trade for poorer-type animals due to the strong presence of export buyers and farmers for sweeter-type animals.”

Dry cows reach €1,240 at Ballinrobe

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“It was refreshing to see a great trade for poorer-type animals due to the strong presence of export buyers and farmers for sweeter-type animals.”

There was a good trade for cattle at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday (April 3rd), despite inclement weather conditions, according to Tom McGuire - Manager.

“It was refreshing to see a great trade for poorer-type animals due to the strong presence of export buyers and farmers for sweeter-type animals.”

Heifers:

  • A Limousin-X - 585 kg - €1450 or €2.48/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 495 kg - €1215 or €2.51/kg;
  • 3 Aberdeen Angus-X sold together - 310 kg - €930 or €3.00/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 325 kg - €940 or €2.89/kg.

Bullocks:

  • A Charolais-X - 515 kg - €1385 or €2.69/kg;
  • A Belgian Blue-X - 475 kg - €1265 or €2.66/kg;
  • 3 Aberdeen Angus sold together - 518 kg - €1140 or €2.20/kg.

Weanlings

  • Weanling Heifers: An Aberdeen-Angus-X - 320 kg - €915 or €2.86/kg;
  • Weanling Bulls: A Limousin-X - 295 kg - €925 or €3.14/kg.

Dry Cows and Suckler Pairings

  • Dry cows: 4 cows sold together - 737 kg - €1240 or €1.68/kg.
  • Suckler Pairings: A Limousin cow with bull calf at foot and served again - €1,640.

Sheep

Sheep numbers are remaining relatively small with the trade holding very firm, the manager added.

Hoggets made from €98 to €132, ewes fetched from €90 to €116 and ewes with couples pushed from €220 to €255.

Image source: Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart

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