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Cull cows to €2,720 and bull weanlings to €2,420 at Balla Mart

Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 04-06-2022

According to Stephen Hannon, just over 600 lots passed through three rings at Balla Mart on Saturday, June 4th, 2022.

The mart manager and general manager of Aurivo Marts reported that “cattle prices held, despite many buyers filling their contracts”.

He noted that entry numbers are falling week on week, given the time of year and Saturday’s Mayo VS Monaghan game.

“There was a fine trade for quality beef cattle, both heifers and bullocks, which had a very good clearance,” he explained.

Balla Mart 04-06-2022

Bullock prices

Bullocks 300kg to 400kg levelled at €2.80/kg, while store bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged €2.72/kg and heavier types, weighing 500kg +, averaged 3.01p/kg with the tops making over the €3.20/kg mark.

The top-priced lot in this ring at €2,250 came in the form of a May-2020-born Charolais-cross, weighing 735kgs.

  • BBX – 630kgs – €1,820;
  • AAX – 620kgs – €1,890;
  • 2 CHX – 545kgs – €1,680;
  • SAX – 420kgs – €1,100;
  • LMX – 400kgs – €1,230;
  • AAX – 595kgs – €1,900;
  • AAX – 555kgs – €1,690;
  • CHX – 610kgs – €1,800;
  • AAX – 515kgs – €1,610;
  • LMX – 470kgs – €1,220;
  • CHX – 505kgs – €1,230;
  • AUX – 345kgs – €900;
  • CHX – 710kgs – €2,040;
  • CHX – 505kgs – €1,590;
  • BBX – 465kgs – €1,300;
  • 2 FR – 469kgs – €1,130 (27 months);
  • CH – 690kgs – €2,060;
  • FR – 480kgs – €800;
  • HEX – 570kgs – €1,610.
Heifer prices:

According to Hannon, in the heifers, over 200 lots came under the hammer in ring two.

He noted that “some good quality lots met with a good clearance”.

Heifers up to 400 kg levelled at €2.94/kg, while those in the 400kg to 500kg weight bracket averaged €2.89/kg and heavy heifers hit highs of €3.12/kg.

In this ring, a Charolais-cross, weighing 590kg changed hands for €2,010, while a 680kg Charolais-cross, fetched €2,180.

  • LMX – 430kgs – €1,460;
  • LMX – 470kgs – €1,540;
  • PTX – 320kgs – €700;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,610;
  • CHX – 615kgs – €1,900;
  • AAX – 505kgs – €1,600;
  • AUX – 505kgs – €1,440;
  • CHX – 590kgs – €2,010;
  • CH – 560kgs – €1,950;
  • AUX – 565kgs – €1,800;
  • PTX – 355kgs – €1,050;
  • SIX – 405kgs – €1,140;
  • BBX – 265kgs – €690;
  • FRX – 585kgs – €1,290 (28 months);
  • CHX – 645kgs – €1,980;
  • LMX – 190kgs – €720;
  • CHX – 595kgs – €1,950;
  • AAX – 290kgs – €720;
  • CHX – 600kgs – €1,720;
  • LMX – 410kgs – €1,180;
  • CHX – 300kgs – €870;
  • CH – 585kgs – €1,880.
Cull cow prices

According to Hannon, over 100 culls passed through ring three and prices reached €2,720 – a Charolais, 900kg, March-17 born, while a LMX, 770kgs, changed hands for €2,350.

  • LMX – 680kgs – €2,180;
  • CHX – 530kgs – €1,770;
  • CH – 620kgs – €1,870;
  • FR – 790kgs – €1,830;
  • 1 FR – 715kgs – €1,770;
  • FR – 705kgs – €1,480;
  • BBX – 660kgs – €1,580;
  • LMX – 580kgs – €1,440;
  • HEX – 715kgs – €1,660;
  • SI – 690kgs – €1,730;
  • SAX – 720kgs – €1,840;
  • CHX – 755kgs – €2,030;
  • LM – 655kgs – €2,120;
  • SHX – 650kgs – €1,540;
  • BAX – 530kgs – €1,040;
  • AA – 680kgs – €1,740;
  • 2 AA – 618kgs – €1,590;
  • LMX – 605kgs – €1,590;
  • SI – 745kgs – €1,560;
  • STX – 580kgs – €1,500;
  • JEX – 555kgs – €1,000;
  • FR – 735kgs – €1,620.

Other categories

  • Suckler pairs: December-2012-born Limousin cow, 660kgs, with bull calf at foot – €1,820;
  • Bull weanlings 200kg to 350kg levelled at €3.21/kg;
  • 350kg to 450kg bull weanlings made €3.38p/kg;
  • 450kg+ bull weanlings made €2.81/kg. 415kg 9-month-old BBX purchased by an online Donegal bidder for €2,420.

Previous week’s sale

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:
  • 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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