Stronger cattle a harder sell at Ballinrobe


Light to forward stores were a steady trade, according to McGuire

Stronger cattle a harder sell at Ballinrobe

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Light to forward stores were a steady trade, according to McGuire

Light to forward stores were a steady trade at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday (October 2nd), according to Tom McGuire - manager.

“A very big sale of cattle was held; the stronger cattle were harder to sell,” he added.

Heifers:

  • A Limousin-X 585 kg - €1295 or €2.21/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 470 kg - €1045 or €2.22/kg;
  • An Aberdeen-Angus-X - 425 kg - €995 or €2.34/kg;
  • X2 Hereford-crosses - 375 kg - €745 or €1.99/kg.

Bullocks:

  • A Charolais-X - 605 kg - €1265 or €2.09/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 545 kg - €1200 or €2.20/kg;
  • An Aberdeen-Angus - 480 kg - €1075 or €2.24/kg.

Dry cows and suckler pairings:

  • Dry cows: A Limousin-X - 785 kg - €1455 or €1.85/kg;
  • Suckler pairings: A Limousin-X cow with bull calf at foot - €1510.

Weanlings:

Farmers and exporters were active at the mart’s weanling sale last Monday. “Heifers weanlings were once again snapped up by the farmers.” McGuire outlined.

Sheep:

McGuire said that sheep number surpassed the 2,000 mark once again this week, with good demand for store lambs and a full clearance recorded.

Store lambs ranged from €60 to €80, factory lambs made from €87 to €107, while ewe lambs fetched from €90-€126.00 and fat ewes clicked from €70 to €110.

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