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Cull cows to €2,440 and heifers to €2,180 at Balla

Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 09-04-2022

According to Stephen Hannon, over 800 lots passed through Balla Mart’s three rings on Saturday, April 9th, 2022.

The mart manager and general manager of Aurivo Marts reported that “quality” cattle met with “a very good” trade.

Furthermore, Hannon reported that lighter, plainer types “eased somewhat”.

Speaking following the sale, Hannon said: “Heavy cows are a great trade with some making more than the bullocks (€2000+ or 2.80/kg) with online buyers pushing things on.”

“There was a smashing clearance in the bullocks with prices also up,” he explained.

Balla Mart 09-04-2022:

According to Hannon, bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged €2.85/kg, while store bullocks 400kg to 500kg levelled at €2.78/kg and heavier bullocks 500kg + averaged €2.68/kg.

Bullock prices:

The top price in this ring came in the form of a March-2020-born Charolais bull, weighing 690kgs, at €2,080 or €3.01/kg.

  • LMX – 600kgs – €1,340;
  • CHX – 580kgs – €1,470;
  • 1 CHX – 430kgs – €1,320;
  • CHX – 600kgs – €1,590;
  • BBX – 425kgs – €1,100;
  • AAX – 550kgs – €1,590;
  • SAX – 345kgs – €970;
  • CHX – 610kgs – €1,620;
  • 1 CHX – 430kgs – €1,320;
  • CHX – 600kgs – €1,590;
  • 2 FR – 542.5kg – €1,000;
  • AAX – 620kgs – €1,640;
  • CHX – 505kgs – €1,350;
  • CHX – 545kgs – €1,460;
  • 1 CHX – 690kgs – €2,080;
  • CHX – 780kgs – €2,080;
  • LMX – 600kgs – €1,680;
  • CHX – 600kgs – €1,730;
  • CHX – 620kgs – €1,680.
Heifer prices:

Meanwhile, according to Hannon, in ring two, some 350 lots went under the hammer, with a “good” trade for “quality” store feeding animals.

Heifers up to 400 kg levelled at €2.69/kg, while lots in the 400kg to 500kg levelled at €2.67/kg. While 500kg averaged €2.68/kg.

In this ring, prices reached €2,180, which was paid for a May-2020-born Limousin-cross, weighing 675kgs and the next highest call was €2,070 for a May-2020-born Limousin, 750kgs.

  • LMX – 500kgs – €1,340;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,470;
  • LMX – 400kgs – €1,080;
  • 1 LMX – 640kgs – €1,820;
  • LMX – 750kgs – €2,180;
  • AAX – 375kgs – €940;
  • CHX – 735kgs – €1,970;
  • CHX – 585kgs – €1,530;
  • BAX – 550kgs – €1,400;
  • CH – 640kgs – €1,420;
  • CHX – 480kgs – €1,880;
  • LMX – 505kgs – €1,360;
  • CHX – 735kgs – €1,970;
  • AAX – 550kgs – €1,480;
  • BAX – 550kgs – €1,400;
  • HEX – 305kgs – €600.
Cull cow prices:

Elsewhere in the suckler ring, a 745kg SHX with a LMX bull that made €2,340.

Meanwhile, Hannon reported that entries reached €2,440 in the cull cow ring, a price that was recorded for a September-2017-born Charolais, 830kgs or 2.94/kg.

  • AAX – 670kgs – €1,670;
  • FR- 575kgs – €760;
  • SIX – 630kgs – €1,080;
  • AA – 620kgs – €1,370;
  • SI – 755kgs – €1,740;
  • BBX – 700kgs – €1,760;
  • JEX – 455kgs – €740;
  • LMX – 625kgs – €1,340;
  • BBX – 605kgs – €960;
  • LMX – 575kgs – €1,320;
  • BBX – 665kgs – €1,340;
  • FR – 655kgs – €1,360;
  • SHX – 545kgs – €1,120;
  • CHX – 710kgs – €1,710;
  • CHX – 725kgs – €1,800;
  • AU – 650kgs – €1,680;
  • HEX – 645kgs – €1,390;
  • AAX – 640kgs – €1,250;
  • AA – 625kgs – €1,430;
  • SLX – 735kgs – €1,720;
  • BBX – 640kgs – €1,120.
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 (Subject to change). Bullocks, heifers, cull cows, sucklers, and stock bulls on Saturdays with rings as follows:
  • 1: Bullocks at 10:30 am Saturday – ringside and online.
  • 2: Heifers at 10:30 am Saturday – ringside and online
  • 3: Dry Cows/breeding bulls & springers at 11 am – ringside and online.

Further reading

That’s Farming previously profiled Stephen Hannon, general manager of Aurivo Marts and manager of Balla Mart – Read this article with Stephen Hannon.

Mart reports

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

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