“On Saturday the 6th of February the usual sale was held at Balla Mart Co Mayo with just over 900 lots on offer. The feature of the sale was the prices paid for heifers & bull weanling.
Store Bullocks were making from €600 to €850 with the weight and they averaged from €1.55 to €3.41 p/kg. One LMX bullock 345kg made €1175 euro, €830 euro with the weight or €3.41p/kg.
Heavy bullocks were in great demand, they averaged from €1.84 to €2.80 p/kg. The best a 655kg Lim which made €1560 euro.
In the heifer ring there was 270 lots on offer & trade was better than last week.
Stores were making from €500 to €825 euro with their weight, they averaged from €2.41 to €3.41 Euro / kg.
The best Store Heifer was a 385kg LMX that made €1210 or €3.14 p/kg..
Heavy heifers were also improved this week. The best price was a 600kg LMX made €1470, €870 euro with the weight and these heavy heifers were averaging €1.65 to €3.00 p/kg,
There was 150 cows on offer this week which included a special sale of 15 incalf's Heifers by a Ballina farmer. The top price this week was a 7 yr old 940kg PBR BB heifer with time up in 3 weeks sold by a Castlebar farmer for €2280.
In the dry cows the best was a 5 year old Char weighing 1095kg that made €2100 euro and averaged from €1.20 to €2.63 p/kg.
There was a Special U & R Grade weanling sale this saturday and there was approx 250 on offer. They met with a good trade from the export buyers in attendance and all quality animals made a strong price.
Light bulls averaged from €2.12 to €3.16 per kg. The best a 395kg LMX which made €1220 or €3.09 p/kg.
Heavier Bulls averaged from €1.90 to €3.15 per kg or €500 to €840 with their weight. The top price paid by an exporter was a BBX 485kg at €1325 euro.
In the heifer weanling there was some nice cattle, there was good demand from farmers.
Light heifers averaged from €1.91 to €3.53 per kg while
Heavier lots were making €2.13 to €2.53 per kg. The best a 395kg BBX heifer made €1395 at €3.53 p/kg for export.
295KG LMX E915 @ 3.10 P/KG
345KG LMX E1175 @ 3.41 P/KG
465KG LMX E1260 @ 2.71 P/KG
575KG CHX E1345 @ 2.34 P/KG
655KG LMX E1560 @ 2.38 P/KG
295KG BBX E1000 @ 3.39 P/KG
385KG LMX E1210 @ 3.14 P/KG
455KG LMX E1280 @ 2.81 P/KG
600KG LMX E1470 @ 2.45 P/KG
325KG PTX E1000 @ 2.90 P/KG
395KG LMX E1220 @ 3.09 P/KG
485KG BBX E1325 @ 2.73 P/KG
600KG CHX E1400 @ 2.33 P/KG
255KG BB E975 @ 3.82 P/KG
340KG BBX E1025 @ 3.01 P/KG
345KG LMX E1175 @ 3.41 P/KG
**Next Saturday the 13th of February there will be 2 Special Sale's of cows
- • 1. A Special sale of 10 cows with calves at foot all chx 4 & 5 star cows..
- • 2. Suckler cows calving mid march to an AI bull.
To book bullocks & Heifers phone the booking office on Wednesday the 10th at 9:30 am & to book the cows phone also on Wednesday 10th at 11:00 am, The weanlings can be booked on Thursday the 11th of February at 09:30am on 0818-301-401.
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.