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Suckler pairs to €2,560 and culls to €1,960 at Balla Mart

Balla Mart – cattle prices – 13-11-2021

According to Stephen Hannon, another large entry went under the hammer at Balla Mart on Saturday, November 11th, 2021.

The manager of Balla Mart and general manager of Aurivo marts reported that quality lots were a “better trade” than the previous week.

“Heavy bullocks and breeding heifers made exceptional prices while lesser stock also sold better.”

“There was a large selection of in-calf heifers, and everything was sold. On Saturday, we will have another special of in-calf heifers due in December and January,” he added.

Balla Mart 13-11-2021:

Bullock prices:

Hannon reported that bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged €2.30/kg, while those in the 400kg to 500kg bracket levelled at €2.39/kg and heavier bullocks 500kgs+ averaged €2.32/kg.

“Heavy bullocks 700kg+ were still making over €1,000 with the weight due to Northern and factory buying.”

Hannon reported that the top price in this ring was €1,670 for a May-2020-born 615kg entry.

  • CHX – 615kgs – €1,670;
  • 1 CHX – 600kgs – €1,610;
  • CHX – 575kgs – €1,590;
  • AAX – 435kgs – €860;
  • LMX – 345kgs – €700;
  • CHX – 585kgs – €1,280;
  • SHX – 495kgs – €800;
  • SH – 485kgs – €980;
  • AAX – 520kgs – €1,160;
  • BAX – 545kgs – €1,250;
  • CHX – 540kgs – €1,310;
  • AAX – 480kgs – €1,140;
  • SIX – 495kgs – €1,180;
  • CHX – 390kgs – €1,050;
  • AAX – 370kgs – €850;
  • AAX – 500kgs – €1,110;
  • CHX – 600kgs – €1,310;
  • SIX – 640kgs – €1,390;
  • BBX – 510kgs – €940;
  • LMX – 520kgs – €1,190;
  • BBX – 465kgs – €940;
  • CHX – 520kgs – €1,080;
  • LMX – 660kgs – €1,540;
  • CHX – 605kgs – €1,560;
  • BBX – 435kgs – €830;
  • SAX – 275kgs – €630;
  • LMX – 520kgs – €1,440.
Heifer prices

According to Hannon, heifers met with an improved trade at Saturday’s sale. He reported that entries up to 400 kg averaged €2.33 /kg and those weighing 400kg to 500kg levelled at €2.34/kg.

Hannon added that heifers 500kgs+ were “well up” on the previous week, recording an average of €2.39/kg.

The top price in this ring was €1,680 for a January-2020-born Charolais weighing 640kgs.

  • LMX – 520kgs – €1,440;
  • LMX – 525kgs – €1,420;
  • CHX – 525kgs – €1,390;
  • LMX – 525kgs – €1,350;
  • CHX – 605kgs – €1,600;
  • CHX – 560kgs – €1,510;
  • LMX – 45kgs – €970;
  • AAX – 425kgs – €950;
  • SIX – 510kgs – €1,300;
  • CHX – 515kgs – €1,280;
  • CH – 605kgs – €1,400;
  • SPX – 375kgs – €450;
  • HEX – 415kgs – €820;
  • BBX – 455kgs – €1,040;
  • CHX – 520kgs – €1,290;
  • BBX – 430kgs – €850;
  • BAX – 420kgs – €980;
  • LMX – 280kgs – €630;
  • CHX – 650kgs – €1,440;
  • PTX – 470kgs – €910;
  • SIX – 510kgs – €1,300.
Cull cow prices

Hannon reported that “dry cow prices were up due to the presence of Northern Ireland and factory buyers”.

The sale topper in this category came in the form of a December-2015-born Aberdeen-Angus, weighing 925kg, at €1,960.

  • LMX – 580kgs – €950;
  • HEX – 670kgs – €980;
  • FR – 635kgs – €580;
  • SHX – 660kgs – €1,070;
  • CH – 810kgs – €1,650;
  • SAX – 765kgs – €1,360;
  • BBX – 645kgs – €890;
  • LMX – 585kgs – €810;
  • CHX – 765kgs – €1,780;
  • FR – 585kgs – €760;
  • CHX – 745kgs – €1,240;
  • BBX – 690kgs – €1,190;
  • AAX – 660kgs – €1,260;
  • CH – 590kgs – €850;
  • HEX – 715kgs – €1,240;
  • SIX – 845kgs – €1,690;
  • SAX – 510kgs – €670;
  • BBX – 560kgs – €900;
  • SIX – 725kgs – €1,450;
  • MOX – 580kgs – €550;
  • MOX – 675kgs – €690;
  • LMX – 610kgs – €1,150;
  • SHX – 740kgs – €1,480;
  • JE – 560kgs – €530;
  • SAX – 510kgs – €700;
  • LMX – 720kgs – €1,540;
  • LM – 590kgs – €1,010;
  • AAX – 535kgs – €640.
Suckler prices:

Meanwhile, in the suckler category, prices reached €2,560 – SA dam with a Charolais bull calf at foot (combined weight of 985kgs).

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 (Subject to change). 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 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

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

Read a report from the previous week’s sale, where prices hit €2,980.

Mart reports

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

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