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Dry cows to €3,340 and bullocks to €2,640 at Balla Mart

Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 25-06-2022

According to Stephen Hannon, over 600 lots came under the hammer at Balla Mart’s most recent general cattle sale on Saturday, June 25th, 2022.

The general manager of Aurivo Marts and manager of Balla Mart reported that bullocks made up to €2,640, while dry cows hit €3,340 and teams topped out at €2,150.

Balla Mart 25-06-2022

Cull cow prices

According to Hannon, a “smashing” Belgian Blue dry cow, 905kg, born in September-2015 made €3.340.00 or 3.69/kg, while her stablemate, a Belgian-Blue-cross, weighing 835kgs and born in 2012, changed hands for €2,570 or €3.08/kg.

  • SHX – 690kgs – €1,580;
  • AAX – 650kgs – €1,670;
  • AAX – 660kgs – €1,580;
  • FR – 730kgs – €1,320;
  • CH – 945kgs – €2,480;
  • LMX – 690kgs – €1,780;
  • JEX – 625kgs – €1,240;
  • SIX – 705kgs – €1,610;
  • AAX – 735kgs – €1,780;
  • HEX – 705kgs – €1,580;
  • LMX – 645kgs – €1,740;
  • BBX – 655kgs – €1,880;
  • LMX – 585kgs – €1,240;
  • CHX – 765kgs – €1,940;
  • CH – 675kgs – €1,800.

Other categories:

  • Suckler pairs: March-2017-born LMX cow with CH bull calf: €2,150;
  • Bull weanlings: 200kg to 350kg averaged €2.82/kg;
  • Bull weanlings: 350kg to 450kg levelled at €2.83/kg.
Bullock prices

According to Hannon, bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged 2.60p/kg, while stores in the 400kg to 500kg bracket averaged €2.84/kg and heavier typed 500kg + levelled at €2.71p/kg.

Top of the town in this ring was a July-2020-born Limousin-cross bullock, weighing 870kgs at €2,640.

  • CHX – 610kgs – €1,800;
  • CHX – 615kgs – €1,740;
  • AAX – 575kgs – €1,540;
  • LMX – 655kgs – €1,710;
  • LMX – 405kgs – €1,280;
  • LMX – 525kgs – €1,310;
  • SIX – 325kgs – €810;
  • AAX – 570kgs – €1,490;
  • AAX – 515kgs – €1,360;
  • BBX – 420kgs – €1,350;
  • PTX – 340kgs – €910;
  • FR – 355kgs – €550;
  • 2 FRX – 605kgs – €1,500.
Heifer prices

According to Hannon, heifers up to 400 kg averaged €2.81/kg, while those in the 400kg to 500kg bracket levelled at €2.66/kg and heavier types 500+ were 2.75p/kg.

The top-priced lot in this ring was a March-2020-born Charolais, weighing 680kgs, at €2,000.

  • CHX – 400kgs – €1,050;
  • AAX – 480kgs – €1,070;
  • AAX – 515kgs – €1,300;
  • SIX – 480kgs – €1,050;
  • LMX – 540kgs – €1,490;
  • AAX – 500kgs – €1,300;
  • AAX – 605kgs – €1,580;
  • LMX – 590kgs – €1,560;
  • LM – 535kgs – €1,370;
  • CHX – 485kgs – €1,160;
  • CHX – 665kgs – €1,760;
  • HEX – 535kgs – €1,300.

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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