Bullocks hit €1,400 at Ballinrobe


'Despite the present difficulties with farming, everything on offer was sold' - McGuire

Bullocks hit €1,400 at Ballinrobe

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'Despite the present difficulties with farming, everything on offer was sold' - McGuire

A special continental bullock sale attracted “a fine show of cattle” at Ballinrobe on Wednesday (September 4th), according to Tom McGuire - manager.

“Despite the present difficulties with farming, everything on offer was sold.”

“Sheep numbers reached an all-time high with again an abundance of customers resulting in a fine trade all-day.”

Bullocks:

  • A Limousin - 655 kg - €1400 or €2.14/kg [main image];
  • A Charolais-X - 545 kg - €1210 or €2.22/kg;
  • A Belgian-Blue - 575 kg - €1196 or €2.08/kg;
  • An Aberdeen-Angus - 415 kg - €975 or €2.35/kg.

Heifers:

  • A Charolais-X - 515 kg - €1110 or €2.16/kg;
  • A Limousin - 475 kg - €1055 or €2.22/kg;
  • A Charolais-X - 295 kg - €900 or €3.05/kg.

Dry cows:

  • A Limousin-X - 755 kg - €1365 or €1.81/kg.

Sheep:

“With 2500 lambs on offer and a huge amount of customers around, there was up in a 100 % clearance.” McGuire outlined.

Store lambs fetched from €60-€80, factory lambs made from €84-€107, while ewe lambs traded at €105-€129; cast ewes went under the hammer from €50-€105.

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