Ballinrobe Mart – Cattle Prices – 25-01-2023
According to a spokesperson, a “very brisk” trade prevailed for cattle at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023.
They reported that the Mayo-based venue recorded “excellent prices across the board”.
They commented: “The special continental bullock sale met with great demand and a full clearance of bullocks.”
“Prices on the day ranged from €930 to €2300 per head or €2.41 to €3.33 per kg in our bullock ring on Wednesday.”
The sale topper in this category came in the form of a CHX weighing 705kg which sold for €2,300.
Other sample prices were as follows:
- CHX – 395kg – €1,130;
- LMX – 485kg – €1,380;
- LMX – 630kg – €2,090.
Heifers, again, according to the spokesperson, were in “strong” demand with prices from €580 to €1,380 per head or €2.27 to €3.63 per kg.
Top prices on the day went to LMX – 480kg – €1,380 and the top price per kg went to a CHX – 320kg – €1,160.
Other prices on the day were:
- CHX – 280kg – €900;
- SIX – 390kg, €1,190;
- SAX – 485kg – €1,320;
- HEX – 695kg – €1,800.
Weanling bull prices:
A small number of weanling bulls on offer met with what the mart spokesperson described as a “good” trade.
Prices varied from €730 to €1,000 per head or €2.56 to €3.13 per kg. The price of the day went to a CHX, 320kg, €1000 and a SIX – 295kgs, €850.
Cull cow prices:
A large number of cull cows were on offer, with prices ranging from €1,000 to €2,380.
The top price on the day was a CHX, 805kg, €2,380.
Other sample prices included:
- LM – 745KG – €1930;
- CHX – 765KG – €1860;
- SIX – 735KG – €1,860.
In the suckler ring, a CHX cow with a LMX calf at foot made €1,920, while other springers ranged from €1,180 to €1,720 for a LMX with her time up to a pedigree Limousin bull.
According to a spokesperson, there was a “nice steady” number of sheep on offer with a full clearance on Thursday, January 26th, 2023.
Lamb prices averaged €100 per head with a top call of €134 per head or price per kg ranged from €2.07 to €3.05 with an average of €2.68/kg.
The top call on the day came in the form of whether lambs, 44kg, €134.
- Ram lambs: 45kg, €124, €2.76/kg;
- Ewe lambs: 41.5kg, €124, €2.99/kg;
- Cull ewes ranged from €50 to €122 per head with an average of €95 per head;
- In-lamb ewes: €128;
- Breeding ram: €130.
- Address: Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart, Claremorris Road, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
- Sales: Weekly cattle sales on Wednesday at 11 am (subject to seasonal change) and weekly sheep sales on Thursdays
- Note: Pre-booking every Thursday and Friday from 9 am-1 pm for cattle sales.
- Contact details: Telephone: 094-9541140.
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