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VIDEO: Dry cows to €2,920, heifers to €3,000 & bullocks to €2,470 at Balla

Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 03-12-2022

Prices rose to €3,000 in the heifer ring, dry cows hit €2,920, bullocks peaked at €2,470 and stock bulls topped out at €2,360 at Balla Mart’s most recent cattle sale yesterday (Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2022).

Stephen Hannon, general manager of Aurivo Marts and manager of Balla Mart, reported that “cattle remained very dear with some prices even better than last week”.

“Overall, there were exceptional prices for quality lots. It is hard to believe there are only two sales remaining until Christmas, and throughput is way up on previous years.”

“There was serious demand for cattle, and prices were described as unreal at times,” he added.

View ringside videos on Facebook.

Bullock prices:

In the bullock ring, lots 300kg to 400kg averaged €2.51/kg, while stores levelled at €2.65/kg and those 500kg + sold for an average price of €2.68 p/kg.

According to Hannon, heavy bullocks 700kg+ were making over €1.700 over the kg due to northern, feedlot and online activity.

He noted that prices topped at €2,470 for a 775kg March-2020 entry in this ring, which eqautes to €3.19/kg or €1,695 over the kg.

  • AUX – 475kgs – €1,400;
  • AAX – 620kgs – €1,620;
  • AAX – 710kgs – €1,990;
  • CHX – 520kgs – €1,530;
  • FR – 420kgs – €640;
  • AAX – 775kgs – €2,470;
  • HEX – 520kgs – €1,350;
  • CHX – 640kgs – €1,800;
  • SIX – 665kgs – €1,700;
  • LMX – 500kgs – €1,000;
  • AAX – 635kgs – €1,700;
  • CH – 610kgs – €1,690;
  • CHX – 595kgs – €1,600;
  • CHX – 700kgs – €1,730;
  • LMX – 515kgs – €1,430;
  • LMX – 635kgs – €1,750;
  • SAX – 685kgs – €1,850;
  • SIX – 600kgs – €1,600;
  • CHX – 650kgs – €1,700;
  • BBX – 410kgs – €1,090;
  • AAX – 585kgs – €1,560;
  • CH – 610kgs – €1,730;
  • CH – 630kgs – €1,710;
  • CHX – 575kgs – €1,640;
  • 2 FR – 591kg – €1,200;
  • AAX – 500kgs – €1,280;
  • LMX – 710kgs – €1,830.
Heifer prices

In ring two, heifers up to 400 kg averaged €2.68/kg, while those 400kg to 500kg levelled at €2.77/kg, while 500kg lots averaged €2.91/kg.

  • LMX – 675kgs – €3,000;
  • BBX – 405kgs – €1,620;
  • LMX – 510kgs – €1,260;
  • LMX – 515kgs – €1,360;
  • CHX – 690kgs – €1,850;
  • CHX – 520kgs – €1,480;
  • AAX – 520kgs – €1,370;
  • LMX – 520kgs – €1,430;
  • CHX – 650kgs – €1,700;
  • LMX – 520kgs – €1,450;
  • LMX – 515kgs – €1,460;
  • LMX – 525kgs – €1,640;
  • BBX – 670kgs – €1,740;
  • CHX – 610kgs – €1,700;
  • LMX – 695kgs – €1,990;
  • CH – 610kgs – €1,850;
  • CHX – 515kgs – €1,380;
  • HEX – 570kgs – €1,380;
  • LMX – 735kgs – €2,130;
  • AAX – 300kgs – €680;
  • HEX – 405kgs – €770;
  • LMX – 310kgs – €1,110;
  • LMX – 340kgs – €1,220;
  • LM – 430kgs – €1,250.

Dry cow prices

The third ring was in operation for the cows this Saturday with just shy of 200 dry cows and circa 40 sucklers.

According to Hannon, dry cow prices improved due to the presence of Northern Irish online and factory buyers online.

  • LMX – 685kgs – €1,460;
  • AAX – 795kgs – €1,920;
  • SAX – 630kgs – €1,410;
  • FR – 670kgs – €970;
  • CH – 820kgs – €2,070;
  • CH – 980kgs – €2,510;
  • CHX – 730kgs – €1,580;
  • LMX – 790kgs – €1,860;
  • LMX – 710kgs – €1,460;
  • CH – 800kgs – €2,080;
  • LMX – 930kgs – €2,660;
  • SA – 710kgs – €1,550;
  • BB (NI import) – 790kgs – €2,920;
  • LMX – 720kgs – €1,570;
  • CH – 855kgs – €2,170;
  • CHX – 910kgs – €2,570;
    CHX – 980kgs – €2,510;
  • AAX – 970kgs – €2,390;
  • AAX – 1,080kgs – €2,580;
  • CHX – 870kgs – €2,360;
  • CHX – 875kgs – €2,350;
  • CHX – 880kgs – €2,370;
  • CHX – 830kgs – €1,730;
  • CHX – 850kgs – €1,910.

Springers and stockbulls:

  • In the springers prices hit €2,130, for a 740KG cow due in January;
  • Stockbulls sold to €2,360 for a SI bull, weighing 880kgs.

Weanlings:

Weanling bulls:

  • 200 to 350kg averaged €2.90p/kg;
  • 350kg to 450kg averaged €2.67/kg;
  • 450kg+ averaged €2.77/kg.

Heifer weanlings:

  • 200 to 350kg averaged €3.18/kg;
  • 350 to 450kg entries averaged €2.70/kg.

Balla Mart information:
  • Address: Aurivo Balla Mart, Carrowntober, Oughter, Co. Mayo
  • Contact information: Phone: 094-9365068 or see Aurivo’s website.
  • Sale days: Weanlings: Tuesdays. Bullocks, heifers, cull cows, sucklers, and stock bulls on Saturdays with rings as follows:
  • 1: Bullocks at 10:30 am Saturday ringside and online.
  • 2: Heifers at 10:30 am Saturday ringside and online
  • 3: Dry cows/breeding bulls & springers at 10:45 am/11 am ringside and online.
Tuesday weanling sales (Certain times of year):
  • Ring 1: Bull weanlings at 10:30 am Tuesday ringside and online.
  • Ring 2: Heifer weanlings at 10:45 am Tuesday ringside and online.
  • Intake time 07:00 am to 09:30 am on Saturdays. 08:00 am to 09:30 am on Tuesdays.

Further reading

Mart reports
  • Read more mart reports(cattle and sheep prices) on That’s Farming.
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