Trade was governed primarily by quality at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday (October 9th), according to Tom McGuire – manager.
“A huge sale of cattle and sheep was held in Ballinrobe on Wednesday; plainer lots were all sold also.” the manager said.
- A Charolais-X - 565 kg - €1225 or €2.17/kg;
- A Limousin-X - 475 kg - €1100 or €2.32/kg;
- An Aberdeen Angus-X - 425 kg - €965 or €2.27/kg;
- A Hereford-cross - 375 kg - €785 or €2.09/kg.
- 3 Charolais sold together - 575 kg - €1230 or €2.14/kg;
- An Aberdeen Angus-X - 595 kg - €1195 or €2.01/kg;
- A Charolais - 435 kg - €975 or €2.24/kg.
Dry cows and suckler pairings:
- Cull cows: A Limousin - 795 kg - €1560 or €1.96/kg;
- Suckler pairings: A Hereford-cross cow with an Aberdeen Angus calf at foot and due in April - €1690.
“Monday weanling sales are attracting big numbers with little or no trouble with trade, because of the number of shippers and farmers around the ring for all types of stock,” McGuire added.
Heifer weanlings sold for up to €2.98/kg, while weanling bulls followed at €2.92/kg.
“Again, a full yard sheep with the trade improved slightly on the previous weeks.” McGuire outlined.
Store lambs made from €52 to €85, while factory lambs clicked from €85 to €106 and ewe lambs pushed from €100 to €127.
Fat ewes ranged from €65 to €100, while breeding hoggets traded from €135 to €175.