UK buyers drive heifer trade at Ballymote


"Some excellent quality lots on offer with prices to match; demand was strong for breeding and feeding types with some bought for export to the UK"

UK buyers drive heifer trade at Ballymote

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"Some excellent quality lots on offer with prices to match; demand was strong for breeding and feeding types with some bought for export to the UK"

Trade was very strong at Thursday’s special heifer and weanling sale at Ballymote, according to a mart spokesperson.

The spokesperson noted that some excellent quality lots were on offer with prices to match.

“Demand was strong for breeding heifers as well as feeding types with some bought for export to the UK.”

“Strong demand from Midland customers as well across all weight divisions.” The spokesperson concluded.

Heifers under 400 kg made from €300 to €600 over

  • LMX - 320 KG - €920;

  • BBX - 340 KG - €900;

  • LMX - 355 KG - €900.

Lots 400 to 500 kg sold from €400 to €800 over

  • CHX - 450 KG - €1250;

  • LMX - 480 KG - €1250;

  • CHX - 490 KG - €1250;

  • CHX - 480 KG - €1245.

Lots 500 to 600 kg clicked from €450 to €1000 over

  • CHX - 590 KG – €1590;

  • CHX - 560 KG – €1450;

  • CHX - 595 KG – €1370;

  • LM - 565 KG – €1370;

  • BBX - 545 KG – €1360;

  • LM - 520 KG – €1325.

Heavier lots realised €955 over

  • CHX - 645 KG – €1600;

  • CHX - 660 KG – €1500;

  • LMX - 630 KG – €1500;

  • CHX - 600 KG – €1450;

  • CHX - 605 KG - €1380.

Weanling Heifers under 300 kg fetched from €280 to €500 over

  • LMX - 280 KG – €780;

  • CHX - 250 KG – €725;

  • CHX - 245 KG – €685.

Lots 300 to 400 kg went under the hammer from €330 to €650 over

  • SIX - 370 KG – €1020;

  • SIX - 370 KG – €970;

  • LMX - 355 KG – €955.

Heavier lots recorded prices up to 665 over

  • CHX - 405 KG – €1070;

  • LMX - 425 KG – €1070;

  • CHX - 445 KG - €1050.

Weanling Bulls under 300 kg made from €350 to €600 over

  • CHX - 298 KG – €885;

  • LMX - 270 KG – €820;

  • CHX - 250 KG – €800.

Lots 300 to 400kg sold from €320 to €680 over

  • CHX - 380 KG - €1060;

  • CHX - 355 KG – €985;

  • LMX - 365 KG – €950;

  • CHX - 345 KG - €925,

Heavier lots climbed to €700 over

  • CHX - 460 KG – €1160;

  • CHX - 500 KG - €1100;

  • LMX - 400 KG - €1050.

Sheep

Sheep trade strong with good prices all-around for stores and fleshed lots, the spokesperson added.

Lots under 45 kg fetched from €45 to €60.5 over

  • 44.5 kg - €105;

  • 43.5kg - €100;

  • 42.5 kg - €100;

  • 43 kg – €97;

  • 40.5 kg - €96.

Lots 45 to 50 kg sold from €48 to €76.50 over

  • 47.5 kg - €124;

  • 48.5 kg - €123;

  • 47.5 kg – €123;

  • 45 kg - €117

Heavier lots reached €82 over

  • 51 kg - €133;

  • 55 kg - €132;

  • 55 kg - €130;

  • 52 kg - €130.

Other categories

  • Cull Ewes – Stores went under the hammer from €50 to €95, while heavy lots ranged from €100-€126.

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