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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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Cull cows sell to €1,940 at Ballymote Mart

Ballymote Mart – Cattle Prices – 25-02-2021

There was a “large” entry of cull cows and sucklers at Ballymote Mart’s special sale on Thursday (February 25th), according to a spokesperson.

They noted that the majority of lots on offer were store or factory-fit continental-types with a small number of Friesians. “Trade was strong across all sections with demand high.” the spokesperson added.

Ballymote Mart 25-02-2021
Bullocks under 500 kg made from €500 to €815 over:
  • CHX – 475 KG – €1,290;
  • CHX – 495 KG – €1,150.
Lots 500 to 600 kg climbed from €550 over to €780 over:
  • LMX – 580 KG – €1,360;
  • CHX – 570 KG – €1,330;
  • LMX – 580 KG – €1,350.
Heavier lots climbed to €1,005 over:
  • LMX – 755 KG – €1,760;
  • LMX – 740 KG – €1,700;
  • CHX – 705 KG – €1,700.
Heifers under 500 kg ranged from €620 to €790 over:
  • CH – 450KG – €1,240;
  • SAX – 495 KG – €1,240;
  • LMX – 485 KG – €1,180;
  • CHX – 465 KG – €1,170.
Heavier lots topped out at €770 over:
  • CHX – 590 KG – €1,360;
  • LMX – 570 KG – €1,330.
Springers and sucklers:
  • Sucklers climbed from €1,000 to €1,860: LM (second-calver) due on March 20th to pedigree Limousin – €1,860.
Cull cows
  • Stores (Friesian-types) went under the hammer from €100 to €300 over;
  • Continental stores traded from €250 to €500 over;
  • Heavy-fleshed lots ranged from €600 to €980 over:
  • CH – 900 KG – €1,880;
  • SAX – 900 KG – €1,860;
  • AAX – 1000 KG – €1,940;
  • LMX – 880 KG – €1,810;
  • PTX – 670 KG – €1,600.
Weanling heifers pushed from €400 to €740 over:
  • LMX – 450 KG – €1,190;
  • LMX – 375 KG – €860;
  • AAX – 360 KG – €840.
Last week’s sale:

There was a “super” yard of cattle on offer at Thursday’s special breeding and feeding heifer sale, with mainly continental types 450 kgs+ available, according to a spokesperson.

“A number of new customers from the border counties along with northern customers and usual agents for midlands and western counties and local farmers all battling the quality on offer.”

Read the full report here.

Upcoming sales at Ballymote Mart:
  • Thursday, March 4th – Special weanling sale and a special bullock sale in conjunction with usual lots;
  • Thursday, March 11th – Annual show and sale of Angus store bullocks and heifers also a special sale of heifers in conjunction with usual lots;
  • Thursday, March 18th – Special spring show and sale of store bullocks. Also, special dry cow and suckler springer sale;
  • Full list of Spring show and sales for store Cattle and the mart’s annual spring weanling show and sales available by contacting the mart office.
Booking and virtual bidding:
  • Booking on Mondays on 0818 301 401 from 9.30 am
  • Enquiries to Mart Office on 071 9183364
  • Those wishing to purchase livestock at Ballymote Mart should download the LSL app and send a request to bid. Then, contact the mart office on 071 9183364 to request verification to bid. Find more information on Ballymote Mart here.
Mart reports:

Read other mart reports on That’s Farming by clicking here.

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