€410 for breeding rams at Ballymote


Quality cattle were in demand while plainer types were more difficult to sell. Lots 45kg reached top calls at Tuesday’s sheep sale.

€410 for breeding rams at Ballymote

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Quality cattle were in demand while plainer types were more difficult to sell. Lots 45kg reached top calls at Tuesday’s sheep sale.

Stephen Hannon reported “strong” demand for quality lots at Thursday’s cattle sale; plainer types were difficult to sell.

Heifers under 400 kg sold from €250-€600 over…

  • SHX - 360 KG - €960;
  • LMX - 370 KG - €925;
  • SH - 370 KG - €860.

Lots 400-500 kg fetched from €350-€705 over…

  • CHX - 475 KG - €1180;
  • CHX - 480 KG - € 1180;
  • CHX - 460 KG - €1120;
  • LMX - 420 KG - €1050.

Weanling Heifers 200-300 kg reached from €250-€500 over…

  • CHX - 290 KG - €790;
  • CHX - 265 KG - €700;
  • CHX - 270 KG - €700.

Lots 300-400 kg recorded prices from €300-€590 over…

  • CHX - 390 KG - €980;
  • BBX - 365 KG - €920;
  • CHX - 360 KG - €900;
  • CHX - 340 KG - €900;
  • SAX - 375 KG - €900.

Heavier lots realised €660 over...

  • SAX - 480 KG - €1140;
  • SIX - 450 KG - €1110;
  • AAX - 425 KG - €985;
  • CHX - 415 KG - €960;
  • LMX - 445 KG - €920.

Suckler pairings peaked at €1,450.

Sheep

Trade improved for factory lots at Tuesday’s sheep sale at Ballymote Mart, according to Stephen Hannon - Manager.

The manager noted that lots 45kg plus acquired top calls. Farmers and hogget producers competed to secure suitable quality ewe lambs.

Lots under 40 kg made from €25-€45 over…

  • Pen 39 kg - €84;
  • Pen 36 kg - €70;
  • Pen 35 kg - €68.

Lots 40-45 kg clicked from €35-€56…

  • Pen 42 kg - €98;
  • Pen 44 kg - €98;
  • Pen 43 kg - €97;
  • Pen 41.5 kg - €96.

Lots 45-50kgs fetched from €40-€64.50 over...

  • Pen 49.5 kg - €114;
  • Pen 48.5 kg- €108;
  • Pen 48.5 kg - €107;
  • Pen 49 kg - €107.

Heavier lots peaked at €60 over…

  • Pen 55 kg - €115;
  • Pen 50.5 kg - €112;
  • Pen 51.5 kg - €112;
  • Pen 54.5 kg - €112.

Cull Ewes

  • Stores sold from a base of €50 to a top call of €72, while heavy lots pushed from €80-€100.
Other categories
  • Light hogget ewes varied from €105-€130, while stronger types recorded prices from €150-€190/head.
  • Breeding Rams reached between €140-€410/head.

Upcoming Sales

Sheep sales every Tuesday evening, with intake from 3.30pm, followed by the sale at 6pm.

Cattle: Thursday, August 23rd - Special Dry Cow Sale in conjunction with usual lots and Thursday, August 30th - Special Bullock Sale.

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