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VIDEO: Cull cows to €2,580 and bullocks to €2,510 at Balla Mart

Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 11-06-2022

According to Stephen Hannon, over 600 lots passed through three rings at Balla Mart, Co Mayo on Saturday, June 11th, 2022.

The mart manager and general manager of Aurivo Marts reported that a “fine” trade prevailed for quality beef cattle – cull cows, heifers, and bullocks.

Prices reached €2,580 in the cull cow ring, €2,510 in the bullock ring, €2,500 in the heifer ring, and €2,440 in the suckler ring.

Balla Mart 11-06-2022

Bullock prices

According to Hannon, bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged 2.87/kg, while those in the 400kg to 500kg bracket leveled at €2.69/kg and heavier types 500kg + averaged €2.95/kg.

Top of the town in this ring at €2,150 was a March-2020-born Charolais-cross bullock, weighing 840kgs.

  • LMX – 645kgs – €1,660;
  • LMX – 645kgs – €1,600;
  • AAX – 545kgs – €1,460;
  • LMX – 580kgs – €1,650;
  • CHX – 540kgs – €1,490;
  • AAX – 505kgs – €1,050;
  • CHX – 480kgs – €1,390;
  • LMX – 645kgs – €1,700;
  • CHX – 765kgs – €2,400;
  • BBX – 405kgs – €1,070;
  • SI – 350kgs – €980;
  • CHX – 410kgs – €1,330;
  • AAX – 210kgs – €580;
  • SAX – 400kgs – €970;
  • SHX – 210kgs – €630;
  • CHX – 680kgs – €2,150.
Heifer prices

According to Hannon, ring two saw just over 250 lots on offer. He explained that lots up to 400 kg averaged €2.88/kg, while those in the 400kg to 500kg bracket levelled at €2.9/kg and heavier lots, 500+, eased to €2.94/kg.

At €2,500 was a Charolais breeding heifer, weighing 635kgs.

  • CHX – 615kgs – €1,940;
  • LM – 390kgs – €1,220;
  • LMX – 460kgs – €1,260;
  • CHX – 710kgs – €2,080;
  • CHX – 480kgs – €1,450;
  • CHX – 480kgs – €1,150;
  • LMX – 565kgs – €1,510;
  • PTX – 560kgs – €1,650;
  • AAX – 520kgs – €1,480;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,400;
  • AAX – 580kgs – €1,790;
  • LMX – 555kgs – €1,830;
  • CHX – 480kgs – €1,250;
  • CHX – 540kgs – €1,600;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,400;
  • BBX – 480kgs – €1,450;
  • HEX – 310kgs – €600.
Cull cows

According to Hannon, over 100 cull cows were on offer and met with an improved trade in many cases.

  • SIX – 680kgs – €1,760;
  • CHX – 590kgs – €1,270;
  • AAX – 670kgs – €1,660;
  • BBX – 730kgs – €1,980;
  • FR – 700kgs – €1,710;
  • AAX – 805kgs – €1,960;
  • AAX – 740kgs – €2,130;
  • LM – 650kgs – €1,880;
  • BBX – 730kgs – €1,980;
  • CH – 640kgs – €1,720;
  • FR – 620kgs – €1,340;
  • FRX – 600kgs – €1,320;
  • AAX – 665kgs – €1,750;
  • LMX – 725kgs – €2,150;
  • BBX – 785kgs – €2,220;
  • AAX – 540kgs – €1,150;
  • HEX – 585kgs – €1,220.

Other categories:

  • Sucklers: €2,440 for April-14-born Charolais with a heifer calf at foot;
  • 200kg to 350kg bull weanlings averaged – €2.86/kg;
  • 350kg to 450kg bull weanlings made €2.74/kg;
  • 450kg+ bull weanlings made €2.65/kg.

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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