A smaller entry went under the hammer at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday, October 6th, according to Tom McGuire - manager.
He said that trade was similar to previous weeks, as quality remains king.
“As we enter November and the final few sales of the year, the cattle numbers are beginning to reduce slightly.” McGuire outlined.
- A Limousin-X - 495 kg - €1035.00 or €2.09/kg;
- A Charolais - 420 kg - €985 or €2.35/kg;
- 3 Aberdeen-Angus sold together - 405 kg - €835 or €2.06/kg;
- A Limousin-X - 315 kg - €775 or €2.46/kg.
- A Limousin-X - 515 kg - €1130 or €2.19/kg;
- 2 Charolais sold together - 495 kg - €1045 or €2.11/kg;
- A Belgian Blue - 370 kg made €800.00 or €2.16/kg.
Dry cows and suckler pairings:
- Cull cows: A Limousin-cross - 755kg - €1,370 or €1.81/kg;
- Suckler pairs: A Limousin cow with a Charolais heifer calf at foot - €1,500.
The mart’s final Monday weanling sale of the year was held on November 4th and finished on a “bright note” with a noticeable demand for quality bull weanlings.
The sale-topping bull weanling - which was purchased by a local farmer - came in the form of a Charolais-cross, weighing 335kg; he pushed up to €1,040 or €3.10/kg. “Weanling heifers were similar to the previous week in price,” McGuire said.
The manager noted that sheep numbers were up slightly on the previous week with a 100% clearance recorded.
Store lambs made from €54-€85, while factory lambs ranged from €63-€105, and ewe lambs clicked from €100-€115.
Fat ewes went under the hammer from €65-€106.00, while breeding hoggets ranged from €132-€170.