The mart manager reported that an “excellent” entry of cull cows met a “super” trade with demand for stores and heavy stores alike.
Meanwhile, bullocks made from €600-€1,565 over, with prices to €2,340, while heifers pushed from €550-€1,100 over, with prices to €1,550.
The dry trade was the sale’s highlight, with stores from €600-€900 and “quality” heavy continental lots from €1400 to €1,980 over. Prices reached €2,840 for an 860kg Charolais-cross, while a Limousin, 890kgs, fetched €2,800 and another Limousin-cross, 890kgs, made €2,800.
Meanwhile, sucklers made from €1300 to €2,200 – a price that the mart recorded for a 2017-born Charolais-cross cow with a May-born Charolais-cross bull calf at foot.
Weanling bulls changed hands for up to €1,260, while weanling heifers reached €1,050.
Upcoming sales at Ballymote Mart:
Sales take place every Thursday at 11 am, with up to two rings in operation – depending on entry numbers.
- Booking on Mondays on 0818 301 401 from 9.30 am
- Enquiries to Mart Office on 071 9183364
- Those wishing to purchase livestock at Ballymote Mart should download the LSL app and send a request to bid. Then, contact the mart office on 071 9183364 to request verification to bid.
Sales turnover up at Aurivo Marts
Meanwhile, Aurivo livestock marts had a “strong year” in 2021, as sales turnover increased by 32.1% to €87.0m (FY20: €65.9m).
That is the figure contained in its full-year financial results for the year ended December 31st, 2021, which the globally-focused agribusiness headquartered in the northwest of Ireland published on Wednesday, April 6th, 2021.
The report acknowledges that Aurivo Marts (Balla, Ballinrobe, Ballymote and Mohill) were forced to operate online for much of 2020.
However, the business unit “strove hard” in 2021 to “retrieve lost ground”.
2021 saw what Aurivo reported to be “record” prices for forward beef cattle.
It stated that many of these cattle would previously have gone direct to the factory.
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