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Suckler pairs to €2,700 and cull cows to €2,670 at Balla

Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 18-06-2022

According to Stephen Hannon, trade for forward stores and beef types “held well” at Balla Mart at Saturday’s (June 18th, 2022) cattle sale.

The manager of Balla Mart and general manager of Aurivo Marts commented that this was “a big sale that was unprecedented for mid-June”.

Prices reached €2,340 in the bullock ring, while heifers changed hands for up to €2,070, suckler pairs topped out at €2,700 and cull cows hit €2,670.

Balla Mart 18-06-2022

Bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged €2.80/kg, while bullocks 400kg to 500kg levelled at €2.68/kg and heavier bullocks 500kg + averaged €2.79/kg.

A farmer from Bushfield, Hollymount, had an AAX bullock born March-20 entry, weighing 785kg, that changed hands for €2,340.

  • CHX – 620kgs – €1,630;
  • AAX – 580kgs – €1,580;
  • 2 FR – 495kgs – €1,130;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,480;
  • CHX – 470kgs – €1,380;
  • LMX – 525kgs – €1,400;
  • CHX – 515kgs – €1,580;
  • SH – 685kgs – €1,810;
  • LMX – 460kgs – €1,200;
  • AAX – 560kgs – €1,540;
  • BBX – 540kgs – €1,380;
  • LMX – 515kgs – €1,450;
  • SIX – 550kgs – €1,480;
  • FR – 415kgs – €720;
  • HEX – 545kgs – €1,360;
  • CHX – 490kgs – €1,420;
  • CHX – 620kgs – €1,630;
  • LMX – 620kgs – €1,900;
  • LMX – 640kgs – €1,670.
Heifer prices

According to Hannon, in the heifers this week. Entries up to 400 kg averaged €2.85/kg, while those in the 400kg to 500kg bracket averaged €2.72/kg and heavier heifers 500kgs+ faired out at €2.90/kg.

The category-topper in this ring came in the form of a 650kg Charolais at €2,070.

  • CHX – 400kgs – €1,160;
  • CHX – 490kgs – €1,420;
  • CHX – 515kgs – €1,630;
  • CHX – 575kgs – €1,750;
  • CHX – 650kgs – €2,070;
  • BBX – 410kgs – €1,110;
  • LMX – 505kgs – €1,360;
  • AAX – 630kgs – €1,780;
  • LMX – 550kgs – €1,370;
  • LMX – 640kgs – €1,650;
  • BAX – 625kgs – €1,770;
  • LMX – 500kgs – €1,210;
  • BBX – 255kgs – €790;
  • LM – 445kgs – €1,420;
  • SIX – 625kgs – €1,600;
  • CHX – 655kgs – €1,850;
  • CHX – 640kgs – €1,880;
  • SIX – 540kgs – €1,410;
  • LMX – 610kgs – €1,640;
  • SI – 865kgs – €2,470 (42 months);
  • SHX – 425kgs – €970.
Cull cow prices

According to Hannon, numbers “remained very high” in the cull cow ring, with prices to €2,670.

  • SI – 740kgs – €2,010;
  • LMX – 630kgs – €1,580;
  • AAX – 690kgs – €1,770;
  • CH – 675kgs – €1,710;
  • HEX – 725kgs – €1,750;
  • LMX – 505kgs – €1,300;
  • SIX – 580kgs – €1,400;
  • FR – 690kgs – €1,560;
  • FR – 730kgs – €1,600;
  • FR – 720kgs – €1,460;
  • CHX – 780kgs – €2,130;
  • AAX – 845kgs – €2,210;
  • CH – 855kgs – €2,290;
  • SH – 645kgs – €1,600;
  • BBX – 815kgs – €2,400;
  • BBX – 850kgs – €2,440;
  • SHX – 505kgs – €990.

Other categories:

  • 16-born AAX cow with twin BBX bull calves at foot – €2,700;
  • Bull weanlings 200kg to 350kg averaged – €2.88/kg;
  • 350kg to 450kg – €2.72/kg;
  • Bull weanlings 450kg+ – €2.60/kg.

Previous week’s sale

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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