A “typical” end-of-October sale took place at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday (October 30th), according to Tom McGuire - manager.
“Trade is remaining reasonably positive with a noticeable improvement in the price of light stores.” the manager added.
- A Charolais X 495 kg - €1115 or €2.25/kg;
- A Limousin-X - 445 kg - €1140 or €2.56/kg;
- 3 Aberdeen-Angus sold together - 415 kg - €845 or €2.04/kg;
- A Hereford-cross - 360 kg - €700 or €1.94/kg.
- A Belgian-Blue-X - 495kg - €1160 or €2.34/kg;
- A Charolais-X - 575 kg - €1175 or €2.04/kg;
- An Aberdeen Angus - 615 kg - €1215 or €1.98/kg;
- A Charolais - 385 kg - €940 or €2.44/kg.
Cull cows and suckler pairings:
- Cull cows: An Aberdeen-Angus-X - 735 kg - €1225 or €1.67/kg;
- Suckler pairings: A Limousin-X cow with a heifer calf at foot - €1380.
There was a noticeable increase in demand for weanling heifers at the mart’s weanling sale, last Monday, the manager added.
The sale-topping weanling heifer came in the form of Charolais-cross, weighing 285kg; the hammer fell at €880 or €3.09/kg.
A Limousin-X bull weanling, weighing 315 kg, pushed up to €995 or €3.16/kg.
“Sheep numbers are starting to decline with the prices remaining relatively unchanged all back end.”
Store lambs made from €52-€83, while factory lambs ranged from €61-€102 and ewe lambs climbed from €98-€113.
Fat ewes went under the hammer from €64-€104 and breeding hoggets clicked from €130-€167.