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€3,500 (€8.85/kg) March-born BBX tops sale in Gort

Gort Mart – Cattle Prices – 22-09-2022

According to Bernie Fahey, Belgian Blue heifers were “divided amongst” exporters and farmers, who were “keen to purchase entries for showing and breeding” at Gort Mart’s most recent sale.

The mart manager reported that the sale drew “a very large gathering” of buyers and sellers to its spring-born Belgian Blue weanling show and sale on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022.

She explained that exporters were the main customers for Belgian Blue bulls, with prices to €4.29/kg. She added that 50% of those on offer crossed the €3.50/kg mark.

Meanwhile, 6 heifers made from €2100 to €3500 & 17 changed hands from €1500 to €1860.

Most show-type heifers fetched over €3 per kg, and returns reached highs of €8.86/kg.

The general sale of weanling bulls saw “strong” demand with competition amongst farmers/feeders, particularly for 350kgs to 450kgs entries.

Gort Mart Report 

Show heifers:

  • BBX, 420KGS, €3500 (8.33/KG);
  • BBX, 385KGS,€3000 (7.79/KG);
  • 1 BBX, 395KGS,€2100 (5.32/KG);
  • BBX, 500KGS,€1860 (3.72/KG);
  • BBX, 350KGS, €1770 (5.06/KG);
  • 1 BBX, 395KGS,€1600 (4.05/KG).
  • BBX, 380KGS, €1430 (3.76/KG);
  • BBX, 320KGS, €1200 (3.75/KG);
  • 1 BBX, 360KGS,€1100 (3.06/KG).

Show bulls:

  • BBX, 485KGS, €1810 (3.73/KG);
  • BBX, 450KGS,€1770 (3.93/KG);
  • 1 BBX, 415KGS,€1580 (3.81/KG);
  • BBX, 380KGS, €1630(4.29/KG);
  • BBX, 375KGS, €1600 (4.27/KG);
  • 1 BBX, 365KGS,€1210 (3.32/KG);
  • BBX, 335KGS, €1230 (3.67/KG);
  • BBX, 325KGS, €1310 (3.12/KG).

General sale of bulls:

  • 1 CHX, 470KGS,€1500 (3.19/KG);
  • 1 BAX, 475KGS,€1500 (3.16/KG);
  • 2 CHX, 477KGS,€1480 (3.10/KG);
  • PTX, 510KGS,€1440 (2.82/KG);
  • CHX, 445KGS, €1420 (3.19/KG);
  • LMX, 350KGS, €1400 (4.00/KG);
  • CHX, 425KGS, €1390 (3.27/KG);
  • SI, 450KGS, €1290 (2.87/KG);
  • 2 CHX, 342KGS, €1190 (3.47/KG);
  • 3 LMX, 398KGS, €1150 (2.89/KG);
  • 3 CHX, 315KGS, €1070 (3.40/KG).

General sale of heifers:

  • 1 LMX, 490KGS, €1400 (2.86/KG);
  • LMX, 405KGS, €1260 (3.11/KG);
  • 1 LMX, 410KGS, €1170 (2.85/KG);
  • CHX, 445KGS, €1100 (2.47/KG);
  • LMX, 365KGS, €1020 (2.79/KG);
  • 2 CHX, 295KGS,€970 (3.29/KG);
  • 3 CHX, 248KGS, €910 (3.66/KG).

Prize- winners:

Spring-Born Belgian Blue Female:

  • 1st prize: Michael Killeen, Mullagh, 1 BBX, (6/3/22), 350kgs, €3100;
  • 2nd prize: Tim Joyce, Turloughmore, 1 BBX,(1/1/22), 450Kgs, €3100.

Spring-Born Belgian Blue Bull:

  • 1st: Adrian McMahon, Bullaun, 1 BBX, (26/1/22), 500kgs, €1800;
  • 2nd: Michael Murphy, Mullagh, 1 BBX, (7/1/22) 520kgs, €1600

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