Heifers reach €1,400 at Ballinrobe


“Despite the continuing difficulties with farming, there was a 100% clearance” - McGuire

Heifers reach €1,400 at Ballinrobe

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“Despite the continuing difficulties with farming, there was a 100% clearance” - McGuire

A special continental heifer sale attracted some quality lots at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday, September 11th, according to Tom McGuire.

“Despite the continuing difficulties with farming, there was a 100% clearance.” the manager added.

Heifers:

  • A Charolais - 585 kg - €1, 400 or €2.39/kg (main image);
  • A Limousin - 555 kg - €1200 or €2.16/kg;
  • A Charolai-cross - 435 kg - €1075 or €2.47/kg;
  • An Aberdeen Angus-cross - 355 kg - €910.00 or €2.56/kg.

Bullocks:

  • A Limousin-cross - 535 kg - €1100 or €2.06/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 465 kg - €1025 or €2.20/kg;
  • 3 Hereford-crosses - 395 kg - €850 or €2.15/kg.

Dry cows:

  • Dry cows: A Simmental-cross - 745 kg - €1340 or €1.80/kg.

Weanlings:

The mart held its annual show and sale of weanlings on Monday (September 9th). “An abundance of buyers mostly shippers around the ring kept a very firm floor under the trade all day especially for bull weanlings.”

The overall champion of the show came in the form of a Belgian Blue bull weighing 340kgs; this entry climbed to €1,150 or €3.38/kg, while weanling heifers fetched up to €1,250 or €3.85/kg - a price that was forked out for a 325 kg entry.

Sheep

Over 2,000 sheep were on offer, with “plenty of customers around”, especially for store lambs which made from €62-€78.

Factory lambs pushed from €80-€102, while ewe lambs sold from €100- €135 and cast ewes ranged from €55-€100.

Image source: Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart

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