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.”
- 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.
- 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.
“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.
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.