Cattle trade remains steady at Ballinrobe


“On Wednesday, there were more than enough customers around for the numbers that were on show” – Tom McGuire

Cattle trade remains steady at Ballinrobe

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“On Wednesday, there were more than enough customers around for the numbers that were on show” – Tom McGuire

Cattle and sheep numbers are rising every week in Ballinrobe with the trade remaining relatively steady, according to Tom McGuire – Mart Manager.

“On Wednesday (January 24th), there were more than enough customers around for the numbers that were on show.” He added.

Heifers

  • A Limousin-X - 590 kg - €1470 or €2.49/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 535 kg - €1320 or €2.47/kg;
  • An Aberdeen-Angus - 420 kg - €875.00 or €2.08/kg

Bullocks

  • A Charolais - 515 kg - €1255 or €2.44 /kg;
  • A Limousin-X - 405 kg - €1005 or €2.48 /kg;
  • A Belgian Blue - 370 kg - €900 or €2.43 /kg.

Dry Cows and Suckler Pairings

  • Dry Cows: A SAX - 790 kg - €1350. 00 or €1.71/kg.
  • Suckler Pairings: An Aberdeen Angus cow with a heifer calf at foot -€1370.

Sheep

Sheep numbers were similar to the previous week with “a huge demand for lambs”, Tom McGuire said. A pen of 10 climbed to €129.00, while ewe lambs fetched up to €123 and fat ewes pushed from €82 to €118.

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