‘Grass buyers’ active at Ballymote


“Trade was strong”

‘Grass buyers’ active at Ballymote

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“Trade was strong”

Trade was strong at Ballymote Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday (May 2nd); ‘grass buyers’ made their presence felt at the ringside.

Bullocks

  • Under 400 kg - €400 to €730 over;

  • 400 to 500 kg - €425 to €820 over;

  • 500 to 600 kg - €500 to €835 over;

  • Heavier lots - up to €800 over.

Heifers

  • Under 400 kg - €350 to €650 over;

  • Heavier lots - up to €680 over.

Other categories

  • Sucklers - €1400 to €1520/unit;

  • Dry Cows - €150 to €500 over.

Weanling Bulls

  • Under 400 kg - €350 to €615 over;

  • Heavier lots – up to €600 over.

Weanling Heifers

  • Under 300 kg - €320 to €600 over;

  • 300 to 400 kg - €340 to €635 over;

  • Heavier lots – up to €735 over.

Sheep Sale

There was a steady trade at the mart’s sheep sale, according to a spokesperson.

Summary

  • Spring lambs made from €70 to €83 over
  • Hoggets sold from €55 to €72 over;

  • Cull Ewes – stores pushed from €40 to €100; heavy lots ranged from €100-€131;
  • Ewes with lambs varied from €160 to €235.

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