Heavy and plain cattle a tough sell at Ballinrobe


Trade was “sharp” for quality stock, according to McGuire

Heavy and plain cattle a tough sell at Ballinrobe

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Trade was “sharp” for quality stock, according to McGuire

Trade was sharp for quality stock, while heavier, plainer stock were harder to sell at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday, October 16th, according to Tom McGuire - manager.

“A typical October sale took place on Wednesday last with huge numbers of cattle and sheep.”

Heifers:

  • A Charolais-X - 525 kg - €1135 or €2.16/kg;
  • A Limousin-X - 425 kg - €1000 or €2.35/kg;
  • An Simmental-X - 470 kg - €985 or €2.10/kg;
  • An Aberdeen Angus - 395 kg - €845 or €2.14/kg.

Bullocks:

  • A Limousin-X - 585 kg - €1300 or €2.22/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 535 kg - €1107 or €2.07/kg;
  • A Belgian Blue - 515 kg - €1040.00 or €2.02/kg;
  • An Aberdeen Angus-X - 415 kg - €930 or €2.24/kg.

Dry cows and suckler pairings:

  • Dry cows: A Charolais-X - 885 kg - €1555 or €1.76/kg;
  • Suckler pairs: An Aberdeen Angus-X cow with a bull calf - €1650.

Weanlings:

“Monday weanlings sale are still going very well with plenty of farmers and shippers around for all types of stock.”

Weanling heifers made up to €2.80/kg, while weanling bulls topped out at €3.46/kg at Monday’s sale.

Sheep:

Store lambs traded from €55 to €80, factory lambs moved from €60 to €102, while ewe lambs clicked from €105 to €120.

Fat ewes went under the hammer from €60 to €105 and breeding hoggets recorded prices from €140 to €170.

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