More farmer interest at Ballymote


“A special sale of heifers seen some excellent quality animals on show, with some fancy prices secured for breeding types of €800-€900 over. Quality feeding types in keen demand”

More farmer interest at Ballymote

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“A special sale of heifers seen some excellent quality animals on show, with some fancy prices secured for breeding types of €800-€900 over. Quality feeding types in keen demand”

Trade was stronger at both Thursday’s and Friday’s cattle sales at Ballymote Mart with a strong interest in all types of stock and more farmer interest, according to a mart spokesperson.

“A special sale of heifers seen some excellent quality animals on show, with some fancy prices secured for breeding types of €800-€900 over. Quality feeding types in keen demand.” The spokesperson said.
Bullocks under 500 kg made from €300-€635 over…

  • LMX - 485 KG - €1120;
  • LMX - 480 KG - €1100;
  • CHX - 490 KG - €1100.

Lots 500-600 kg sold from €370-€680 over…

  • LMX - 520 KG - €1200;
  • LMX - 560 KG - €1200;
  • AAX - 540 KG - €1185;
  • CHX - 535 KG - €1195.

Heavier lots realised €740 over…

  • CHX - 610 KG - €1350;
  • CHX - 655 KG - €1350;
  • LMX - 620 KG - €1310;
  • CHX - 620 KG - €1300.

Heifers under 500 kg ranged from €280-€885 over…

  • CHX - 485 KG - €1370;
  • LMX - 485 KG - €1280;
  • LMX - 495 KG - €1240;
  • LMX - 445 KG - €1240;
  • CHX - 460 KG - €1100.

Heavier lots pushed up to €810 over…

  • LMX - 550 KG - €1360;
  • CHX - 550 KG - €1360;
  • LMX - 510 KG - €1320;
  • CHX - 550 KG - €1270;
  • CHX - 505 KG - €1230.

Suckler Pairings
Sucklers varied from €900-€1600/unit - A 2015-born LMX cow with LMX bull at foot - €1600;

  • A SAX cow Cow due now to LM Bull - €1270;
  • A LMX cow due in March to AI LM Bull - €1260.

Cull Cows
Dry Cows fetched from €1/kg-€300 over the kg for stores with heavy lots climbing to €450 over

  • LMX - 550 KG - €1000;
  • CHX - 580 KG - €1020.

Weanling Sale
Friday’s Weanling Sale seen a marked improvement in trade for both bulls and heifers, the spokesperson noted.
Bulls under 300 kg went under the hammer from €300-€520 over…

  • CHX - 240 KG - €760;
  • AAX - 230 KG - €725;
  • LMX - 275 KG - €700.

Lots over 300 kg ranged from €320 to €640 over…

  • CHX - 310 KG - €950;
  • CHX - 375 KG - €985;
  • CHX - 325 KG - €930;
  • CHX - 350 KG - €930;
  • CHX - 315 KG - €900.

Weanling Heifers

Lots under 300 kg sold from €240 to €450 over…

  • CHX - 270 KG - €720;
  • CHX - 255 KG - €700;
  • CHX - 240 KG - €680;
  • LMX -265 KG - €655.

Lots over 300 kg ranged from €250 to €535 over…

  • CHX - 375 KG - €910;
  • CHX - 350 KG - €885;
  • CHX - 360 KG - €865;
  • LMX - 315 KG - €810.

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