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Weanling heifers to €2,880 at Balla Mart

Balla Mart – Weanling Prices – 19-04-2022 

According to Stephen Hannon, weanlings reached €2,880 at Balla Mart’s evening sale on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022.

Top of the town was a July-2021-born Belgian-Blue-cross weanling heifer, weighing 380kgs (7.57/kg) and out of BB2247 and an Ondit Limousin dam.

The general manager of Aurivo Marts and manager of Balla Mart reported that prices were “up” on the previous week, with over €3.50/kg for lots at the upper end of the market.

Balla Mart 19-04-2022

Speaking following the sale, he said:

“There was a great sale and a super trade with some lovely store weanlings.”
“There were also farmer buyers for the small, handy, lesser-type calves online as well as around the ring,” he added.

Weanling heifer prices

Meanwhile, he explained that 350kg heifers averaged €2.83/kg, while those 350-450kgs levelled at €2.71/kg.

  • CHX – 350kgs – €980;
  • 1 CHX – 285kgs – €880;
  • CHX – 345kgs – €950;
  • SIX – 310kgs – €740;
  • AAX – 400kgs – €1,010;
  • CHX – 375kgs – €1,490;
  • CHX – 240kgs – €810;
  • SIX – 190kgs – €470;
  • SI – 170kgs – €410;
  • LMX – 320kgs – €880;
  • SAX – 320kgs – €450;
  • AUX – 295kgs – €890;
  • LM – 310kgs – €990;
  • AAX – 310kgs – €840
  • LMX – 410kgs – €1,240;
  • AAX – 330kgs – €800;
  • SAX – 370kgs – €920;
  • AAX – 240kgs – €600;
  • AAX – 260kgs – €700;
  • LMX – 165kgs – €400;
Bull weanling/yearling prices:

Hannon reported that light bull weanlings 200kg to 350kg averaged €2.85/kg, while bulls in the 350kg to 450kg weight bracket levelled at €2.72/kg.

Meanwhile, those north of 450kgs averaged €2.65/kg with a May-2021-born Charolais-cross, weighing 495kg topping out at €1,530.

  • LMX – 345kgs – €820;
  • CHX – 320kgs – €1,040;
  • LMX – 260kgs – €550;
  • SAX – 275kgs – €520;
  • AAX – 240kgs – €640;
  • SIX – 290kgs – €900;
  • SHX – 295kgs – €680;
  • LMX – 400kgs – €1,080;
  • CHX – 370kgs – €1,240;
  • CHX – 345kgs – €1,110;
  • HEX – 325kgs – €790;
  • SPX – 275kgs – €700;
  • FR – 250kgs – €370;
  • CHX – 420kgs – €1,020;
  • BBX – 275kgs – €860;
  • CHX – 385kgs – €1,270;
  • CH – 330kgs – €1,060;
  • CH – 430kgs – €1,220;
  • LMX – 355kgs – €980;
  • LMX – 210kgs – €520;
  • AAX – 420kgs – €1,080.
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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