A typical spring-like sale was held in Ballinrobe on Wednesday last, with a fine mixture of some lovely quality cattle and some plainer lots on offer. Manager, Tom McGuire noted that once again, the quality type stores were in very strong demand, with plenty of customers for the plainer lots also present.
A Charolais X 575kg made €1420.00 or €2.47 per kg, a Limousine 495 kg fetched €1375.00 or €2.78 per kg; 3 Hereford-crosses sold together 355 kg acquired €910.00 or €2.56 per kg and an Aberdeen Angus 340 kg made €970.00 or €2.85 per kg.
Bullocks: A Charolais 515 kg peaked at €1470.00 or €2.85 per kg, a Belgian Blue X 435 kg made €1265.00 or €2.91 per kg while 2 Aberdeen Angus sold together 305 kg for €865.00 or €2.84 per kg.
- Best price in the Weanling Bulls went to a Limousin-cross 285 kg at €960.00 or €3.37 per kg.
- Top price in the Weanling Heifers went to a Belgian Blue X 315 kg made €1075.00 or €3.41 per kg.
Cull Cows; Springers and Suckler Pairings
- In the cull ring, a BAX 795 kg made €1565.00 or €1.97 per kg.
- A Charolais cow with Limousine heifer calf @ foot ( 5 *) realised €1780.00.
- An Aberdeen Angus suck calf made €400.00, as prices for Friesian Bulls ranged from €65.00 to a top price of €110.00.
Sheep numbers were a little quieter than the previous week with trade, Tom McGuire noted. Hoggets made from €96.00 to €118.00, while fat ewes sold from €80.00 to a top price of €118.00; butcher lambs were acquired for €106.00 to €123.00.