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Cull cows to €2,210 and pairs to €2,400 at Balla Mart

Balla Mart report – cattle prices – 09-10-2021

According to Stephen Hannon, some 1,200 lots were on offer at Aurivo Balla Mart, Co Mayo on Saturday, October 9th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that there was “great buying for cattle with more farmer and other buyers around the ring and online”.

“This resulted in a good trade, especially for heavy bullocks and heifers suitable for breeding,” Hannon added.

Balla Mart 09-10-2021
Bullock prices:

He outlined that bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged €2.58/kg, while entries in the 400kg to 500kg averaged €2.58/kg and heavier bullocks 500kg + levelled at €2.41/kg.

Hannon remarked that “heavy bullocks 700kg+ were still making excellent prices, €1100-€1,200 with the weight.”

He pointed out that the top prices in this ring included €1,810 for a 735kg August-2019 entry and an April-2019-born bullock, weighing 665kgs.

  • BBX – 745kgs – €1740;
  • LMX – 665kgs – €1,580;
  • SAX – 425kgs – €850;
  • BBX – 510kgs – €1,230;
  • CHX – 535kgs – €1,300;
  • CHX – 420kgs – €1,010;
  • SHX – 565kgs – €1,200;
  • SIX – 550kgs – €1,230;
  • 2 FR – 530kgs – €800 (32-months);
  • LM – 425kgs – €990;
  • AAX – 580kgs – €1,260;
  • CHX – 470kgs – €1,320;
  • LMX – 510kgs – €1,270;
  • BAX – 500kgs – €1,150;
  • PTX – 535kgs – €1,390;
  • AU – 515kgs – €1,220;
  • AA – 525kgs – €1,080;
  • HEX – 535kgs – €1,220;
  • CH – 620kgs – €1,340;
  • AAX – 495kgs – €1,250;
  • AU – 445kgs – €1,070;
  • SAX – 580kgs – €1,170;
  • CHX – 585kgs – €1,280;
  • AAX – 700kgs – €1,460;
  • CHX – 705kgs – €1,580;
  • LMX – 725kgs – €1,560;
  • LMX – 600kgs – €1,330;
  • AU – 625kgs – €1,400;
  • SIX – 625kgs – €1,400;
  • CHX – 480kgs – €1,290;
  • SIX – 605kgs – €1,220;
  • CHX – 625kgs – €1,540;
  • LMX – 715kgs – €1,700;
  • LMX – 680kgs – €1,300.
Heifer prices

Meanwhile, Hannon reported that heifers up to 400 kg averaged €2.35/kg, while those in the 400kg-500kg bracket averaged €2.45/kg and entries 500kg+ levelled at €2.46/kg.

Some of the highest prices in this ring included €1,960 for an April-2020-born LMX, weighing 560kgs and €2,060 for a 755kg AAX.

  • LMX – 475kgs – €1,240;
  • BBX – 605kgs – €1,650;
  • LMX – 400kgs – €960;
  • CHX – 560kgs – €1,300;
  • LMX – 610kgs – €1,610;
  • AA – 225kgs – €530;
  • SA – 560kgs – €1,140;
  • CHX – 505kgs – €1,240;
  • CH – 550kgs – €1,340;
  • SIX – 470kgs – €950;
  • HEX – 485kgs – €870;
  • LMX – 650kgs – €1,810;
  • LMX – 625kgs – €1,130;
  • BBX – 505kgs – €920;
  • CHX – 565kgs – €1,450;
  • AAX – 715kgs – €1,740;
  • AAX – 575kgs – €1,110;
  • LMX – 625kgs – €1,560;
  • CHX – 580kgs – €1,370;
  • LMX – 645kgs – €1,400;
  • 1 LMX – 570kgs – €1,420;
  • LMX – 590kgs – €1,560;
  • AAX – 620kgs – €1,280;
  • LMX – 640kgs – €1,680;
  • LMX – 575kgs – €1,420;
  • CHX – 715kgs – €1,870;
  • CHX – 640kgs – €1,730;
  • 1 CHX – 645kgs – €1,700;
  • CHX – 645kgs – €1,720;
  • CHX – 580kgs – €1,400.
Balla Mart 09-10-2021: Cull cow prices

Furthermore, Hannon reported that dry cow prices were up on the previous week’s levels due to the presence of Northern Ireland and factory buyers.

The sale-topper in this ring came in the form of an April-17-born LMX, weighing 885kgs, at €2,210. Meanwhile, the highest price per kg, €2.63/kg, was recorded for a 735kg Limousin at €1,930.

In the suckler ring, a Dec-2014-born Limousin cow with a heifer calf at foot topped out at €2,400.

  • LM – 760kgs – €1,610;
  • BBX – 650kgs – €900;
  • SI – 805kgs – €1,560;
  • CHX – 815kgs – €1,600;
  • SHX – 720kgs – €1,380;
  • LMX – 700kgs – €1,380;
  • LMX – 605kgs – €1,260;
  • SAX – 555kgs – €980;
  • SHX – 610kgs – €1,170;
  • MAX – 680kgs – €1,060;
  • FR – 635kgs – €680;
  • CHX – 800kgs – €1,600;
  • HEX – 780kgs – €1,360;
  • BAX – 735kgs – €1,470;
  • SHX – 620kgs – €980;
  • SA – 660kgs – €1,210;
  • LM – 635kgs – €1,440;
  • LMX – 645kgs – €1,470;
  • CHX – 690kgs – €1,240;
  • BBX – 750kgs – €1,750;
  • LMX – 590kgs – €1,070;
  • LMX – 765kgs – €1,770;
  • HEX – 590kgs – €900;
  • SIX – 685kgs – €1,120;
  • Lmx – 615kgs – €1,130;
  • LM – 700kgs – €1,430;
  • FR – 595kgs – €960;
  • SIX – 655kgs – €1,340;
  • HEX – 730kgs – €1,130;
  • BBX – 55kgs – €810;
  • BBX – 610kgs – €1,200;
  • LMX – 645kgs – €1,230.
 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.

Special entry:

  • Saturday, October 16th: 20 continental in-calf heifers. Scanned in-calf and due in December 2021 and January 2022 to an easy-calving pedigree Limousin stockbull.
Further reading

That’s Farming previously profiled Stephen Hannon, general manager of Aurivo Marts and manager of Balla Mart – Read this article by Stephen Hannon here.

Read a report from last Saturday’s cattle sale.

Mart reports

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

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