Light cattle in high demand at Balla Mart Easter sale


Lighter cattle in demand as farmers are beginning to buy for the grass

Light cattle in high demand at Balla Mart Easter sale

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Lighter cattle in demand as farmers are beginning to buy for the grass

Balla Mart Report

“On Easter Saturday the 26th of March the sale was held with approx 1050 lots, There was a fast trade for lighter cattle yet again this week with farmers buying for the grass. "

Stores were up by E20 to E40 a head on last week and were making from E600 to E920 with the weight, They averaged from 1.51 to 3.50 p/kg. One Lim bullock 385kg made E1300 euro.
The heavy bullocks averaged from 1.80 to 3.02 p/kg...the best a 815kg Char which made E1775 euro thats E960 with its weight.

In the heifers there was 330 lots on offer this week. Store heifers were making from around 550 to 850 euro with the weight and averaged from 1.74 to 3.04 Euro p/kg. The best Store this week was 490kg Lim heifer that made E1340.

Heavy heifers were fairly similar to last week. The best price was a 620kg char that made E1525 that's E905 euro with the weight and these heifers were averaging 1.61 to 2.95 p/kg,

There was 140 cows on offer this week. The top price this week was a 4 yr old Lim 3rd calf cow with Lim bull calf at foot that made E1840 euro. In the dry cows there was a 3 year old CH weighing 915kg that made E1740 euro and these averaged from 1.18 to 2.16 p/kg.

There was 120 Weanlings and anything good made the price. Light Bulls averaged from 1.78 to 3.31 per kg. The best a 315kg handy Lim which made E945 at 3.80 per kg.. Heavy bull weanlings averaged 2.09 to 2.42 per kg...there was one bull born April 2015 weighing 470kg that made E1110.

In the heifer weanling there was some nice cattle and some mixed through the maiden heifers. Light heifers averaged from 1.56 to 3.04 per kg while heavier lots were making 1.61 to 2.95 per kg.

Bullocks

295KG LMX E915 @ 3.10 P/KG
385KG LMX E1300 @ 3.38 P/KG
475KG CHX E1365 @ 2.87 P/KG
675KG CHX E1590 @ 2.36 P/KG
815KG CHX E1775 @ 2.18 P/KG

Heifers

255KG CHX E875 @ 3.43 P/KG
395KG CHX E1165 @ 2.95 P/KG
490KG LMX E1340 @ 2.73 P/KG
590KG CHX E1400 @ 2.31 P/KG
620KG CHX E1525 @ 2.46 P/KG

Bull Weanlings

315KG LMX E945 @ 3.00 P/KG
470KG CH_ E1110 @ 2.36 P/KG
515KG CHX E1140 @ 2.21 P/KG

Heifer Weanlings

300KG LMX E900 @ 3.00 P/KG
375KG CH_ E1130 @ 3.01 P/KG
490KG LMX E1300 @ 2.65 P/KG

**Next Saturday the 2nd of April will be the next sale.

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