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Autumn in-calf heifer sale hosts active at Ballymote Mart

Ballymote Mart – Cattle sale prices, Thursday, January 28th, 2021

There was “excellent” demand for all categories at Ballymote Mart on Thursday, January 28th, according to a spokesperson.

The mart held a special weanling sale in conjunction with its general cattle sale.

Speaking following the sale, the spokesperson said: “There was a super yard of quality stock on offer.”

“Forward store bullocks and heifers were an excellent trade. Also, breeding-type heifers were very strong with farmer customers and those specialising in autumn in-calf heifer sales very active.”

Ballymote Mart prices
Bullocks under 600 kg made from €500-€800 over:

CHX – 585kg – €1,385;

LMX – 585kg – €1,360;

CHX – 595kg – €1,340.

Heavier lots over 600 kg ranged from €600-€905 over:
  • CHX – 695kg -€1,600;
  • CHX – 655kg – €1,550;
  • CHX – 650kg – €1,550
Heifers under 500 kg sold from €450-€905 over:
  • BBX – 485kg – €1,390;
  • CHX – 480kg – €1,300;
  • LMX – 485kg – €1,300.
Lots 500 to 600 kg pushed from €475-€880 over:
  • LMX – 580kg – €1,460;
  • BBX – 500kg – €1,290;
  • LMX – 525kg – €1,320.
Heavier lots realised €980 over:
  • LMX – 660kg – €1,520;
  • SIX with breeding potential – 700 kg – €1,680 [main image];
  • LMX – 610 kg – €1,480.
Dry cows went under the hammer from €350 (for stores) to €800 over (for fleshed-types):
  • SI – 850kg – €1,650;
  • SIX – 770kg – €1,420;
  • SI – 840kg – €1,580.
Weanling bulls under 300 kg made from €400 to €550 over:
  • CHX – 230kg – €780;
  • LMX – 265kg – €780;
  • LMX – 290kg – 820
Lots 300 to 400 kg ranged from €420 to €815 over:
  • BBX – 335kg – €1,150;
  • CHX – 395kg – €1,100;
  • LMX – 365kg – €1,070.
Heavier lots topped out at €945 over:
  • BBX – 435kg – €1380;
  • CHX – 450kg – €1,200;
  • LMX – 480kg – €1,220.
Weanling heifers under 300 kg fetched from €350 to €695 over:
  • BBX – 275kg – €970;
  • CHX – 295kg – €870;
  • LMX – 260kg – €870.
Lots 300 to 400 kg pushed from €400 to €790 over:
  • LMX – 360kg – €1150;
  • CHX – 395kg – €1,100;
  • LM – 370kg – €1,080;
  • LMX – 325kg – €1,060
Heavier lots hit €700 over:
  • SIX – 510 KG – €1,200;
  • CHX – 400 KG – €1,100;
  • LMX – 435 KG – €1,080.
Upcoming sales at Ballymote Mart:
  • Sheep Sales every Tuesday evening – Intake from 3am, viewing from 6.00 pm with one sale at 6.30pm;
  • Thursday, February 4th – Special sale of Angus and Hereford bullocks and heifers;
  • Thursday, February 11th – Beef bonanza sale of factory fit and store bullocks.
Booking and virtual bidding:
  • Booking on Mondays on 0818 301 401 from 9.30am
  • 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 from Ballymote Mart.

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