Farmers and midland buyers active at Ballinrobe


A larger entry “probably due to the end of the 7-month [ANC] retention period” – McGuire

Farmers and midland buyers active at Ballinrobe

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A larger entry “probably due to the end of the 7-month [ANC] retention period” – McGuire

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.”

Heifers:

  • 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.

Bullocks:

  • 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:

“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.

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