‘Plenty of customers for quality lots’ - McGuire


Bullocks hit €2.58/kg, heifers climbed to €2.91/kg and cull cows reached €2.02/kg.

‘Plenty of customers for quality lots’ - McGuire

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Bullocks hit €2.58/kg, heifers climbed to €2.91/kg and cull cows reached €2.02/kg.

Cattle numbers were similar to last week at Ballinrobe on Wednesday (May 8th), according to Tom McGuire - Manager.

“Plenty of customers around the ring, especially for the quality lots.” he highlighted.

Heifers:

  • A Limousin-X - 535 kg - €1,300 or €2.43/KG;
  • 2 Aberdeen Angus-X sold together - 358 kg - €1,040 or €2.91/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 405 kg - €1055 or €2.60/kg;
  • 3 Belgian-Blue-crosses sold together - 322 kg - €905 or €2.81/kg.

Bullocks:

  • An Aberdeen-Angus-X - 735 kg - €1500 or €2.04/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 655 kg - €1490 or €2.27/kg;
  • 2 Limousin-crosses - 465 kg - €1200 or €2.58/kg.

Weanlings

  • Weanling Heifers: A Belgian-Blue-X - 250 kg - €795 or €3.18/kg;
  • Weanling Bulls: A Limousin-X - 325 kg - €965 or €2.97/kg.

Dry Cows and Suckler Pairings

  • Dry Cows: A SIX - 605 kg - €1220 or €2.02/kg;
  • Suckler Pairings: A 3rd-calf Limousin cow with a heifer calf at foot €1,440.

Sheep

A larger entry of sheep went under the hammer, with a slight improvement in trade, the manager added.

Store lambs made from €92 to €116, heavy lambs sold from €97 to €125, fat ewes pushed from €90 to €105 and a ewe with a couple realised €245.

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