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Prices from €100 to €2,950 in Balla – Hannon

Aurivo Balla Mart – Cattle Prices – 13-05-2023

According to Stephen Hannon, general manager of Aurivo Marts and manager of Balla Mart, just over 700 lots came under the hammer at Saturday’s cattle sale.

He reported that “while cattle numbers are dropping, trade is remaining steady, especially for lighter stores”.

Prices maxed out at €2,330 in the bullock ring, while sucklers fetched up to €2,950, heifers soared to €2,280, and cull cows hit €2,220.

Bullock prices                                                 

Bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged €3.18/kg, while stores in the 400kg to 500kg weight bracket levelled at €3.11/kg, while those 500kg stood at €3.11/kg, on average.

Quality, heavy bullocks 700kg+ made up to €1650 with the weight, with one BBX born in May 2021 weighing 670kg making €2,330 or €3.48/KG.

  • CHX – 550kgs – €1,200;
  • FR – 425kgs – €750;
  • 2 AAX – 378.3kg – €920;
  • AAX – 545kgs – €1,640;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,650;
  • CHX – 485kgs – €1,620;
  • CHX – 510kgs – €1,780;
  • LM – 500kgs – €1,600;
  • LMX – 680kgs – €2,050;
  • LMX – 660kgs – €1,920;
  • LMX – 685kgs – €2,110;
  • CHX – 665kgs – €2,080;
  • CHX – 615kgs – €1,860;
  • SIX – 540kgs – €1,600;
  • CHX – 605kgs – €1,710;
  • CHX – 535kgs – €1,760;
  • LMX – 690kgs – €2,230;
  • BBX – 670kgs – €2,330;
  • HEX – 400kgs – €1,080;
  • BAX – 685kgs – €2,050;
  • BAX – 555kgs – €1,750.
Heifer prices

In the heifer ring this week, there was just over 200 head, with lighter stores of 300 – 400kg averaging out at €3.20/kg.

Meanwhile, heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged €3.01/kg, and those 500kg+ levelled at 2.99p/kg with a top call of €2,280 in this ring for a CHX, 770kg.

  • LMX – 420kgs – €1,150;
  • CHX – 535kgs – €1,620;
  • SIX – 635kgs – €1,630;
  • LMX – 490kgs – €1,800;
  • CHX – 105kgs – €100;
  • HEX – 485kgs – €1,150;
  • CHX – 535kgs – €1,620;
  • LMX – 470kgs – €1,390;
  • LMX – 420kgs – €1,250;
  • 2 BBX – 368kgs – €1,000;
  • 2 BBX – 260kgs – €630;
  • CHX – 470kgs – €1,310;
  • CHX – 550kgs – €1,640;
  • LMX – 320kgs – €1,130;
  • AAX – 215kgs – €450;
  • AAX – 470kgs – €1,350;
  • LM – 365kgs – €1,180;
  • LMX – 290kgs – €750.
Cull cows

The third ring was in operation as usual for cows with prices to €2,220 for an April-2016-born 785kg CH.

  • SI – 750kgs – €2,020;
  • LMX – 650kgs – €1,810;
  • LMX – 590kgs – €1,400;
  • LMX – 590kgs – €1,400;
  • CHX – 650kgs – €1,460;
  • LMX – 575kgs – €1,610;
  • LMX – 485kgs – €980;
  • AAX – 680kgs – €1,590;
  • HEX – 715kgs – €1,560;
  • LMX – 670kgs – €1,450;
  • AAX – 630kgs – €1,450;
  • HEX – 710kgs – €1,570;
  • CHX – 710kgs – €1,900;
  • SA – 710kgs – €1,560;
  • CHX – 705kgs – €1,940;
  • AAX – 610kgs – €1,450;
  • CHX – 810kgs – €2,120;
  • LMX – 610kgs – €1,520.

Previous week’s prices

Report: Cull cows to €2,570 & heifers to €2,520 in Balla

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 (seasonal). Bullocks, heifers, cull cows, sucklers, and stock bulls on Saturdays with rings as follows:

Further reading

Mart reports

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