Balla Mart Report.
This week seen a smaller sale with just over 700 lots. Quality lots were slightly stronger this week, with plainer lots similar to last week despite the weather.
Store Bullocks were making from €600 to €800 with their weight and averaged from €1.61 to €3.09 p/kg. One CHX bullock 495kg made €1270 euro that's €775 euro with his weight.
The heavy bullocks averaged from €1.67 to €2.93 p/kg. The best a 710kg CHX which made €1600 euro.
In the heifer ring there was 290 lots on offer, with a slightly better trade than last week for the quality lots.
Stores were making from €500 to €900 euro with the weight and averaged from €2.13 to €3.11 Euro / kg. The best store heifer was really classy, a 435kg CHX bought by a Claremorris farmer that made €1345 or €3.09 p/kg.
Heavy heifers were trading well. The best price was a 560kg CHX heifer which made €1475 that's €915 euro with their weight and these heavy heifers were averaging €1.73 to €3.00 p/kg.
There was 120 cows on offer this week which included a special sale of 10 in calf's heifers by a Ballina farmer. The top price this week was a 6 yr old Char cow with heifer calf at foot that made €2130 euro.
In the dry cows the best was a 9 year old Char weighing 920kg that made €1700 euro and averaged from €1.00 to €2.26 p/kg.
There was a smaller weanling sale this saturday and there was approx 100 on offer. They met with a good trade around the ring.
Light bulls averaged from €2.01 to €3.02 per kg. The best a 430kg BBX which made €1260.
Heavier Bulls averaged from €1.98 to €3.00 per kg or €500 to 2850 with their weight.
In the heifer weanling ring there was some nice cattle, There was good demand from farmers.
Light heifers averaged from €1.90 to €2.70 per kg
Heavier heifers were making €2.13 to €2.53 per kg.
285KG LMX €880 @ €3.09 P/KG
385KG LMX €1090 @ €2.83 P/KG
495KG CHX €1270 @ €2.57 P/KG
580KG LMX €1405 @ €2.42 P/KG
650KG CHX €1500 @ €2.31 P/KG
710KG CHX €1600 @ €2.25 P/KG
280KG BBX €900 @ €3.21 P/KG
365KG BBX €1130 @ €3.10 P/KG
435KG CHX €1345 @ €3.09 P/KG
560KG CHX €1475 @ €2.63 P/KG
325KG CHX €1000 @ €3.08 P/KG
405KG CH €1225 @ €3.02 P/KG
430KG BBX €1260 @ €2.93 P/KG
290KG LMX €810 @ €2.79 P/KG
380KG CHX €1110 @ €2.92 P/KG
490KG LMX €1265 @ €2.58 P/KG
Next Saturday the 20th of February will be our next sale.
The Bullocks start at 10:00 am & the Heifers start at 10:30 am. The cows start a half hour earlier at the new time of 11:30 am in ring 3. Please have Stock in the sales yard on TIME. The yard opens at 7:30 am.
Also all cattle must have two tags & be properly de-horned when presented for sale.