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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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Cull cows to €2,570 & heifers to €2,520 in Balla

Aurivo Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 06-05-2023

According to Stephen Hannon, just over 800 lots came under the hammer across three rings at Aurivo Balla Mart on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

Prices reached €2,210 in the bullock ring, while heifers peaked at €2,520, €2,400 for suckler pairs and €2,570 for cull cows.

Bullock prices

The general manager of Aurivo Marts and manager of Balla Mart reported that bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged €3.36/kg, while stores in the 400kg to 500kg weight bracket levelled at €3.25/kg and heavier types 500kg were up on last week, standing €3.05/kg on average.

According to Hannon, “quality heavy bullocks 700kg+ were making up to €1500 with the weight”.

  • CHX – 720kgs – €2,210;
  • CHX – 370kgs – €1,500;
  • CHX – 650kgs – €1,850;
  • CHX – 705kgs – €2,080;
  • CHX – 575kgs – €1,830;
  • LMX – 655kgs – €2,100;
  • BBX – 560kgs – €1,840;
  • LMX – 615kgs – €1,680;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,400;
  • SHX – 580kgs – €1,570;
  • CHX – 595kgs – €1,950;
  • CHX – 755kgs – €2,180;
  • LMX – 625kgs – €1,510;
  • CHX – 700kgs – €1680;
  • CHX – 720kgs – €2,070;
  • SAX – 315kgs – €1,100;
  • CHX – 605kgs – €1,860;
  • SIX – 420kgs – €900;
  • CHX – 475kgs – €1,480.
Heifer prices

In ring two, just over 300 head crossed the scales, with lighter store heifers 300 – 400kg averaging €3.13/kg and those in the 400kg to 500kg weight bracket levelling at €3.00/kg.

Heifers 500kg+ averaged out at €2.98/kg with highs of €2,520 for a February-2022-born BBX heifer, which weighed 510kgs.

  • AAX – 425kgs – €1,060;
  • LMX – 645kgs – €1,650;
  • AAX – 495kgs – €1,350;
  • LMX – 395kgs – €1,050;
    CHX – 515kgs – €1,560;
  • LMX – 510kgs – €1,320;
  • CHX – 635kgs – €1,700;
  • CHX – 665kgs – €1,810;
  • CHX – 725kgs – €1,760;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,390;
  • AAX – 260kgs – €640;
  • LMX – 500kgs – €1,470;
  • BBX – 400kgs – €1,270;
  • CHX – 550kgs – €1,640;
  • AAX – 485kgs – €1,180;
  • LMX – 560kgs – €1,710;
  • LMX – 585kgs – €1,870;
  • LMX – 660kgs – €2,050;
  • LMX – 550kgs – €1,570;
  • AAX – 530kgs – €1,420;
  • SIX – 445kgs – €1,100;
  • LMX – 640kgs – €2,020.
Cull cow prices

The third ring was in operation as usual for cows, with tops of €2,570 for a November-2016-born Charolais, weighing 870kgs.

  • LMX – 790kgs – €2,06 0;
  • LMX – 625kgs – €1,300;
  • SIX – 800kgs – €2,530;
  • CHX – 650kgs – €1,580;
  • CH – 880kgs – €2,550;
  • SIX – 790kgs – €1,650;
  • CH – 805kgs – €2,090;
  • AUX – 620kgs – €1,480;
  • SIX – 820kgs – €2,270;
  • LMX – 555kgs – €1,390;
  • LMX – 880kgs – €2,320;
  • LMX – 565kgs – €1,360;
  • AAX – 560kgs – €1,200;
  • FR – 540kgs – €690;
  • FRX – 600kgs – €1,150;
  • FR – 535kgs – €610;
  • SHX – 665kgs – €1,510;
  • SIX – 675kgs – €1,830;
  • HEX – 605kgs – €1,500;
  • SH – 450kgs – €740;
  • SHX – 950kgs – €2,460;
  • SHX – 440kgs – €720.

Sucklers

In the suckler ring, a Feb-2017-born SIX cow with a bull calf at foot made €2,400.

Previous week’s prices

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 (seasonal). Bullocks, heifers, cull cows, sucklers, and stock bulls on Saturdays with rings as follows:

Further reading

Mart reports
  • Read more mart reports(cattle and sheep prices) on That’s Farming.
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