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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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Online buyers outbid ringside purchasers at Balla’s weanling sale

According to Stephen Hannon, a strong trade resulted in “practically a full clearance” at Balla Mart’s weanling sale on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021.

The successful sale comes following last Saturday’s which recorded a turnover of €1.35m:

Speaking following the sale, Hannon said:

“There was plenty of activity for all types around the ring and the level of online sales was really impressive this week, giving everything a lift. Online buyers made their presence felt, outbidding a lot around the ring.”

Balla Mart 28-09-2021: 

Bull weanlings:

He outlined that bull weanlings 200kg to 350kg averaged €2.85/kg. “There were a lot of these 300kg+ lots that were well done, making over the €3.00/kg mark.”

Bulls 350kg to 450kg levelled at €2.68/kg, while entries 450kg+ averaged €2.48/kg.

The highest price it recorded in this ring was for a Limousin bull born in January-2021 weighing 455kg at €1,420 or €3.12/kg (export buyer).

  • CHX – 300kgs – €880;
  • AAX – 370kgs – €980;
  • LMX – 175kgs – €420;
  • CHX – 260kgs – €800;
  • SIX – 280kgs – €780;
  • AAX – 335kgs – €840;
  • BAX – 365kgs – €890;
  • LMX – 250kgs – €910;
  • SHX – 365kgs – €1,180;
  • AAX – 320kgs – €650;
  • CH – 300kgs – €910;
  • SIX – 290kgs – €670;
  • HEX – 285kgs – €680;
  • AAX – 230kgs – €630;
  • SAX – 325kgs – €670;
  • LMX – 200kgs – €570;
  • CHX – 350kgs – €890;
  • LMX – 345kgs – €860;
  • CHX – 355kgs – €1,060;
  • LMX – 405kgs – €1,120;
  • CHX – 400kgs – €1,040;
  • HEX – 285kgs – €680;
  • SHX – 250kgs – €510;
  • LMX – 370kgs – €940;
  • AAX – 410kgs – €1,100;
  • CHX – 440kgs – €960;
  • SI – 450kgs – €1,040;
  • CHX – 400kgs – €1,090;
  • 1 CHX – 455kgs – €1,120;
  • CHX – 380kgs – €1,180;
  • PTX – 305kgs – €670;
  • BBX – 370kgs – €890.
Heifer weanling prices

Hannon reported that heifer weanlings over 350 kg averaged €2.90/kg and those in the 350kg-450kg bracket levelled at €2.69/kg.

The sale-topper in this ring came in the form of a March-2021-born 390kg Limousin-cross at €1,390.

  • LMX – 235kgs – €570;
  • CHX 355kgs – €830;
  • BBX – 315kgs – €1,040;
  • SIX – 310kgs – €1,000;
  • AAX – 265kgs – €710;
  • LM – 335kgs – €960;
  • CHX – 415kgs – €1,030;
  • CHX – 375kgs – €1,040;
  • SHX – 250kgs – €680;
  • CHX – 275kgs – €850;
  • LM – 240kgs – €700;
  • CHX – 290kgs – €1,030;
  • BBX – 280kgs – €730;
  • LMX – 245kgs – €760;
  • BBX – 335kgs – €1,240;
  • CH – 260kgs – €680;
  • BBX – 195kgs – €560;
  • BAX – 350kgs – €950;
  • CHX – 285kgs – €890;
  • 2 LMX – 350kgs – €1,030;
  • CHX – 270kgs – €880;
  • AAX – 480kgs – €950;
  • CHX – 345kgs – €960;
  • 1 CHX – 250kgs – €960;
  • CHX – 420kgs – €880;
  • 1 CHX – 200kgs – €770;
  • 2 CHX – 417.5kgs – €1,090.
 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:
  • 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

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

Read a report from last Saturday’s cattle sale.

Mart reports

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

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