Heifers sell to €1,670 at Ballinrobe


Wednesday’s special Continental Heifer sale attracted some quality entries, with top-quality entries realising the top calls. Sheep numbers were back slightly on last week with the trade remaining unchanged.

Heifers sell to €1,670 at Ballinrobe

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Wednesday’s special Continental Heifer sale attracted some quality entries, with top-quality entries realising the top calls. Sheep numbers were back slightly on last week with the trade remaining unchanged.

Ballinrobe Mart’s special Continental heifer sale attracted some quality entries on Wednesday (February 20th), according to Tom McGuire who noted that "as always, top-quality lots realised the top prices".


Heifers:

  • A Charolais-X - 655kg - €1670 or €2.55 per kg;

  • A Limousin-X - 595 kg - €1590 or €2.67 per kg;

  • A Limousin-X - 445 kg - € 1055 or €2.37 per kg;

  • 3 Charolais sold together - 305 kg - €900 or €2.95 per kg.

[Sale-topping heifer]

Bullocks:

  • A Charolais - 565 kg - €1420 or €2.51 per kg;

  • A Limousin-X - 475 kg - €1200 or €2.53 per kg;

  • An Aberdeen Angus - 370 kg - €865 or €2.34 per kg.

Weanling Bulls

  • Top price in the Weanling bulls went to 3 Limousin sold together - 267 kg - €875or €3.28 per kg.

Dry Cows and Suckler Pairings:

  • Dry Cows: A Charolais-X - 820 kg - €1580 or €1.93 per kg.
  • Suckler Pairings: A 4-year-old Charolais-X cow with a Charolais bull calf at foot - €1620.

Sheep

Sheep numbers were back slightly on last week with the trade remaining the same, the manager added.

Store lambs made from €78 to €124, while ewe lambs realised €126 and fat ewes ranged from €90-€116.

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