Balla Mart Report...
“On Saturday the 27th of February the End of Month sale was held with just approx 800 lots on offer. Store's were a better trade and were up on last week."
Store continental types were selling very well and were making from €600 to €860 with the weight and averaged from €1.83 to €3.26 p/kg. One store bullock 380kg made €1240 euro that's €860 euro with the weight.
The heavy bullocks averaged from €1.74 to €2.99 p/kg...the best a 740kg which made €1620 euro.
In the heifers there was 320 lots on offer & were a simular trade to last week. Quality Store heifers were a serious trade making from around 500 to 840 euro with the weight and averaged from €2.00 to €3.23 Euro p/kg. The best Store was a breeding heifer for the northern trade a 460kg BBX that made €1300 or €2.83 p/kg.
Heavy heifers were trading well. The best price was a 540kg CHX that made €1475 that's €935 euro with the weight and these heavy heifers were averaging €1.73 to €2.86 p/kg,
There was 150 cows on offer this week. There was a special sale of 20 in calf cows. The top price this week was a 3 yr old 5*star Lim cow & bull calf at foot that made €2300 euro.
In the dry cows the best was a 8 year old Lim weighing 860kg that made €1785 euro and averaged from €1.30 to €2.16 p/kg.
There was a smaller weanling sale this saturday as there will be a special U & R Grade sale next week. They met with a good trade and anything good made the price.
Bulls averaged from €2.21 to €3.30 per kg. The best a 480kg LMX which made €1110.
In the heifer weanling there was some nice cattle, They were in good demand from farmers & exporters.
Light heifers averaged from €2.37 to €3.43 per kg
Heavier heifers were making €2.18 to €2.89 per kg.
290KG CHX €910 @ €3.14 P/KG
365KG CHX €1180 @ €3.23 P/KG
430KG CHX €1285 @ €2.99 P/KG
600KG CHX €1455 @ €2.43 P/KG
665KG CHX €1490 @ €2.24 P/KG
740KG LMX €1620 @ €2.19 P/KG
290KG CHX €930 @ €3.21 P/KG
325KG LMX €1050 @ €3.23 P/KG
460KG BBX €1300 @ €2.83 P/KG
540KG CHX €1475 @ €2.73 P/KG
645KG CH_ €1490 @ €2.31 P/KG
345KG LM_ €1005 @ €2.91 P/KG
395KG CHX €1055 @ €2.67 P/KG
480KG LMX €1110 @ €2.31 P/KG
285KG CHX €920 @ €3.23 P/KG
355KG CHX €1055 @ €2.97 P/KG
445KG CHX €1265 @ €2.84 P/KG
Next Saturday the 5th of March will be a Special U & R Grade weanling sale in conjunction with the usual cattle 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.