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