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Balla: Dry cows to €2,360 with all cattle up €141/hd on last year

Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 10-09-2022

According to Stephen Hannon, the average price of cattle was up by €141/head on the corresponding sale last year at Balla Mart on Saturday, September 10th, 2022.

The mart manager and general manager of Aurivo Mart reported that prices reached €2,420 in the bullock ring, €2,000 in the heifer ring, €2,270 in the suckler ring and €2,360 in the cull cow ring.

Speaking following the sale, Hannon said:

“We held our annual bullock sale on Saturday, which attracted over 500 bullocks. There some outstanding heavy continental bullocks, in particular.”

“Trade was described as rocking or very brisk by many buyers due to the additional bidders around the ring and online.”

Balla Mart 10-09-2022

Cull cow prices:

In the suckler ring, a Feb-17-born LMX cow with a heifer calf changed hands for €2,270.

According to Hannon, prices in the dry cow ring were “strong”, with northern and other buyers bidding at the ringside and online.

Hannon said, “some dry cows made more than heavy bullocks at Saturday’s sale”.

  • LMX – 625kgs – €1,420;
  • BBX – 755kgs – €1,750;
  • AAX- 810kgs – €2,020;
  • LMX – 740kgs – €1,690;
  • SI – 670kgs – €1,530;
  • CH – 915kgs – €2,360;
  • LMX – 755kgs – €1,700;
  • PTX – 625kgs – €1,410;
  • BBX – 775kgs – €1,750;
  • HEX – 635kgs – €1,150;
  • CHX – 730kgs – €1,590;
  • SHX – 615kgs – €1,350;
  • PIX – 605kgs – €1,110;
  • BBX – 770kgs – €1,640;
  • PTX – 635kgs – €1,870;
  • SAX – 650kgs – €1,940;
  • CHX – 855kgs – €2,180;
  • SH – 535kgs – €530;
  • LM – 650kgs – €1,530;
  • BBX – 670kgs – €1,730.
Bullock prices

According to Hannon, store bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged €2.81/kg, while heavier sorts 500kg + averaged €2.80/kg.

Hannon commented: “There were some fine bullocks and one Charolais weighing 775kg made €2,420 or €3.12/kg, while another lighter Simmental weighing 480kg made €1,880for export.”

  • CHX – 485kgs – €1,380;
  • SIX – 490kgs – €1,290;
  • LMX – 485kgs – €1,380;
  • BBX – 540kgs – €1,780;
  • CH – 475kgs – €1,490;
  • BBX – 480kgs – €1,450;
  • PTX – 460kgs – €1,430;
  • BBX – 575kgs – €1,350;
  • LMX – 625kgs – €1,800;
  • LMX – 600kgs – €1,610;
  • CHX – 690kgs – €1,900;
  • LMX – 540kgs – €1,600;
  • HEX – 520kgs – €1,190;
  • CHX – 775kgs – €2,200;
  • LMX – 695kgs – €2,200;
  • LMX – 690kgs – €1,950;
  • CHX – 545kgs – €1,400;
  • CHX – 605kgs – €1,540;
  • AAX – 800kgs – €2,050;
  • AAX – 790kgs – €2,000;
  • AAX – 675kgs – €1,870;
  • SIX – 580kgs – €1,360;
  • SIX – 730kgs – €1,860;
  • BBX – 565kgs – €1,440;
  • SLX – 460kgs – €1,350.
Heifer prices

Hannon noted that heifers up to 400 kg averaged €2.69/kg, while females in the 400kg to 500kg bracket levelled at €2.74/kg and heavy heifers 500kgs+ averaged €2.78p/kg.

The category topper came in the form of a Limousin-cross weighing 655kg that made €2,000 or €3.05/kg, while another Limousin-cross, weighing 490kg, pushed up to €1,670 or €3.41/kg.

  • LMX – 590kgs – €1,530;
  • LMX – 655kgs – €2,000;
  • CHX – 510kgs – €1,360;
  • 2 LM – 410kgs – €1,000;
  • SIX – 650kgs – €1,560;
  • HEX – 480kgs – €1,040;
  • CHX – 695kgs – €1,840;
  • LMX – 620kgs – €1,810;
  • BBX – 750kgs – €2,020;
  • LMX – 510kgs – €1,320;
  • CHX – 690kgs – €1,910;
  • SIX – 575kgs – €1,250;
  • LMX – 425kgs – €1,350;
  • CHX – 610kgs – €1,580;
  • LMX – 615kgs – €1,550;
  • CHX – 600kgs – €1,560;
  • CHX – 625kgs – €1,650;
  • LMX – 590kgs – €1,530;
  • LMX – 545kgs – €1,450;
  • SHX – 465kgs – €920.
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. 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 10:45 am/11 am ringside and online.
Tuesday weanling sales (Certain times of year):
  • Ring 1: Bull weanlings at 10:30 am Tuesday ringside and online.
  • Ring 2: Heifer weanlings at 10:45 am Tuesday ringside and online.
  • Intake time 07:00 am to 09:30 am on Saturdays. 08:00 am to 09:30 am on Tuesdays.

Further reading

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