Despite the current weather conditions and discussions surrounding Brexit, there was a “sweet” trade for cattle at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday (October 23rd), according to Tom McGuire - manager.
He noted that the sale drew some quality continental-type entries.
“The biggest cattle sale of the year took place in Ballinrobe on Wednesday.” the manager added.
- A Charolais-X 605 kg - €1280 or €2.12/kg;
- A Limousin-X - 515 kg - €1200 or €2.33/kg;
- A Charolais-X - 455 kg - €1040.00 or €2.29/kg;
- An Aberdeen-Angus - 405 kg - €850 or €2.10/kg.
- A Charolais-X - 515 kg - €1066 or €2.07/kg;
- A Limousin-X - 430 kg - €1025 or €2.38/kg;
- An Aberdeen-Angus-X - 435 kg - €920 or €2.11/kg;
- A Limousin-X - 395 kg - €980 or €2.48/kg.
Dry cows and suckler pairings:
- Cull cows: A Charolais - 770 kg - €1465 or €1.90/kg;
- Suckler pairings: A Simmental-X cow with a bull calf at foot - €1535.
The manager noted that another large entry went under the hammer at Monday’s weanling sale. Weanling heifers reached up to €2.53/kg, while weanling bulls clicked up to €3.09/kg.
“Sheep numbers were up slightly on last week.” McGuire outlined.
Store lambs made from €50-€85.00, while factory lambs climbed from €65-€100 and ewe lambs pushed from €100-€115.
Fat ewes clicked from €65-€102 and breeding hoggets ranged from €135-€165.