Trade holds firm for quality cattle at Ballinrobe


“There was a big sale of cattle and sheep on Wednesday. Trade again was good for the quality cattle with the plainer ones not easy to shift” - Tom McGuire

Trade holds firm for quality cattle at Ballinrobe

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“There was a big sale of cattle and sheep on Wednesday. Trade again was good for the quality cattle with the plainer ones not easy to shift” - Tom McGuire

There was a big entry of cattle and sheep at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday (December 12th) for the final sale of the year, according to Tom McGuire - Manager.

Tom said trade was good for the quality cattle once again this week, while plainer types proved difficult to sell.

Heifers

  • A Belgian Blue-X - 585 kg - €1320 or €2.26/kg;
  • A Charolais - 480 kg - €1165 or €2.43/kg;
  • A Limousin-X - 415 kg - €1010 or €2.43/kg.

Bullocks

  • A Charolais-X - 645 kg - €1400 or €2.17/kg;
  • 3 Aberdeen Angus sold together - 522 kg -€1105 or €2.12/kg;
  • A Limousin-X - 410 kg - €1055 or €2.60/kg.

Cull Cows & Suckler Pairings

  • Dry cows: A Charolais-X - 685 kg - €1270 or €1.85/kg;
  • Suckler Pairings: A Limousin cow with a heifer calf at foot - €1320.

Weanlings

  • Weanling bulls: A Charolais-X - 265 kg - €830 or €3.13/kg;
  • Weanling Heifers: 3 Limousins sold together - 312 kg - €775 or €2.48/kg.

Sheep

Moving to the sheep yard, store lambs fetched from €65 to €91; Ewe lambs sold from €87 to €110.00 and fat ewes ranged from €60 to €96.

Note

Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart will re-open on Wednesday (January 9th) - all cattle must be penned by 10 am at the latest - pre-booking Every Friday on 094 95 41140 from 9 am.

All upcoming sheep and cattle sales can be viewed on the mart’s website or Facebook page - all other enquires contact the mart office.

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