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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-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 firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Notable demand with Angus bullocks in Ballinrobe – Gibsey

Farming News/Mart Reports: Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart – Cattle Prices – 19-07-2023

According to Teresa Gibsey, assistant manager at Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart, “numbers stayed steady” at its most recent cattle sale on Wednesday, July 19th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

She reported that heifers topped at €1,900, while bullocks followed at €1,740 and cull cows hit €1,810.

Heifers

Prices in the heifer ring ranged from €650 to €1,900 per head or €1.95 to €3.59 per kg. The average for heifers 500kg plus was €2.83/kg & heifers 400 to 500kg average was €2.64/kg.
Prices on the day:

  • LMX – 635KG – €1,900 – €2.99/KG;
  • CH – 610KG – €1,790 – €2.93/KG;
  • CHX – 400KG – €1,200 – €3.00/KG;
  • CHX – 440KG – €1,280 – €2.91/KG;
  • CHX – 320KG – €1,150 – €3.59/KG;
  • LMX – 320KG – €1,050 – €3.28/KG;
  • AAX – 280KG – €790 – €2.82/KG.

Bullocks

Bullocks were also “a delightful trade”, especially for the Angus breed, Gibsey reported, as prices varied from €570 to €1,740 per head or €1.36 to €3.34 per kg.

The average for bullocks 500kg plus was €2.58/kg, while lighter bullocks, 300 to 400 kgs, stood an average of €2.60/kg.

Prices:

  • AAX – 657KG – €1,740 – €2.65/KG;
  • AAX – 648KG – €1,700 – €2.62/KG;
  • HEX – 475KG – €1,290 – €2.72/KG;
  • CHX – 350KG – €1,170 – €3.34/KG;
  • LMX – 375KG – €1,110 – €2.96/KG.

Dry cows and suckler pairs

This week saw an average for dry cows of €1360 per head, with prices from €420 to €1,830 with the best price going to a farmer from Liscat, Ballyhaunis at €2.65/kg with a SIX, weighing 690kg.

The sale attracted “a handful” of cows with calves at foot on offer with prices ranging from €1,580 to €1,700 for a LMX cow with a LMX heifer calf at foot.

Mart information:

  • Address: Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart, Claremorris Road, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
  • Sales: Weekly cattle sales on Wednesday at 11 am (subject to seasonal change) and weekly sheep sales on Thursdays
  • Note: Pre-booking every Thursday and Friday from 9 am-1 pm for cattle sales.
  • Contact details: Telephone: 094-9541140.

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Note: 

There will be no cattle sale on August 2nd, 2023; however, a weekly sheep sale will take place on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023.

Breeding sales will commence on August 11th, 2023 – office for catalogue.

Note: Bookings for sales on 094-9541140.

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