A larger entry of cattle went under the hammer at Ballinrobe on Wednesday (November 13th), according to Tom McGuire.
“Much bigger than the previous weeks - some of it probably due to the end of the 7-month [ANC] retention period.”
“There was a very lively trade all day with plenty of local farmers and midland buyers around the ring.”
- A Charolais-X - 525 kg - €1085.00 or €2.07/kg;
- A Limousin-X - 480 kg - €1280 or €2.67/kg;
- A Belgian-Blue-X - 435 kg - €970 or €2.23/kg;
- 4 Aberdeen-Angus sold together - 355 kg - €725 or €2.04/kg.
- An Aberdeen-Angus - 590 kg - €1205 or €2.04/kg;
- A Charolais-X - 535 kg - €1130 or €2.11/kg;
- A Belgian-Blue-X - 460 kg - €1095 or €2.38/kg.
Dry cows and weanlings:
- Cull cows: An Aberdeen-Angus-X - 965 kg - €1580 or €1.64/kg;
- Weanling bulls: A Limousin-X - 290 kg - €825 or €2.84/kg;
- Weanling heifers: A Limousin-X - 260 kg - €700 or €2.69/kg.
“Sheep numbers are on the decline making the demand greater than supply thus enhancing the trade.”
Store lambs made from €56- €87, factory lambs ranged from €65-€106 and ewe lambs ranged from €102-€117.
Fat ewes climbed from €66-€107 and breeding hoggets pushed from €135-€175.