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Weanlings top at €1,920 (€5.82/kg) at Balla Mart’s 50th-anniversary sale

Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 04-10-2022

According to Stephen Hannon, feedlot, factory, northern, and online purchasers were active at Balla Mart’s 50th-anniversary weanling show and sale, sponsored by the Irish Charolais Cattle Society on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022.

The manager of Balla Mart and general manager of Aurivo Marts reported that the sale attracted a “record entry for the time of year with some excellent types on offer”.

“Declan Corbett, Clogher, Claremorris won prizes for the best Charolais bull and heifer per 100kg. Prices in the bulls were described as very dear, with anything nice making serious money,” Hannon remarked.

Weanling bull prices 

Light weanling bulls 200kg to 350kg averaged €3.12/kg, while those in the 350kg to 450kg weight bracket levelled out at €2.97 /kg and entries 450kg+ averaged €2.73 /kg.

One Charolais-cross bull born in March and weighing 310kg changed hands for €1,370 or €4.42/kg, and a 390kg Charolais went under the hammer at €1,690 or €4.33/kg.

  • LMX – 260kgs – €720;
  • CHX – 205kgs – €740;
  • LMX – 400kgs – €1,040;
  • CHX – 335kgs – €900;
  • CHX – 400kgs – €1,040;
  • CH – 380kgs – €1,230;
  • AUX – 305kgs – €990;
  • LMX – 295kgs – €820;
  • BBX – 305kgs – €820;
  • BBX – 325kgs – €850;
  • BBX – 295kgs – €940;
  • LMX – 435kgs – €1,240;
  • CHX – 295kgs – €840;
  • CHX – 320kgs – €990;
  • BAX – 275kgs – €730;
  • SIX – 275kgs – €700;
  • HEX – 400kgs -€1,060;
  • CHX – 410kgs – €1,070;
  • SIX – 345kgs – €940;
  • CHX – 370kgs – €970;
  • LM – 270kgs – €860;
  • AAX – 355kgs – €960.
Weanling heifer prices:

In the weanling heifer ring, entries between 200kg to 350 kg averaged €3.14/kg, while those between 350kg to 450kg levelled at €2.92/kg.

Prices reached €1,920 in ring two, which was recorded for a Limousin-cross-Belgian-Blue heifer (€5.82).

  • CHX – 270kgs – €820;
  • AAX – 275kgs – €810;
  • LMX – 310kgs – €810;
  • SI – 370kgs – €1,050;
  • SI – 300kgs – €740;
  • CHX – 330kgs – €1,000;
  • CHX – 235kgs – €660;
  • BBX – 310kgs – €1,280;
  • CHX – 245kgs – €680;
  • CHX – 430kgs – €1,060;
  • CHX – 375kgs – €1,160;
  • BBX – 215kgs – €940;
  • CHX – 300kgs – €850;
  • CH – 290kgs – €870;
  • CHX – 350kgs – €860;
  • CHX – 335kgs – €930;
  • CHX – 345kgs – €1,090;
  • LMX – 260kgs – €790;
  • SIX – 430kgs – €1,150;
  • SIX – 395kgs – €980;
  • BBX (out of MNZ bull and EBY cow) – 330kgs – €1,920.
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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