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Suckler pairs reach €3,340 at Ballymote Mart

Ballymote Mart Report – Cattle Sale – Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Welcome to this week’s Ballymote Mart report. A yard of mainly continental-type stock met with an “excellent” trade at its beef bonanza sale, held in conjunction with usual lots, on Thursday, February 11th, according to a spokesperson.

Bullocks under 500 kg sold from €400 to €745 over:
  • LMX – 495 KG – €1,240;
  • SIX – 495 KG – €1,190;
  • CHX – 450 KG – €1,180.
Lots 500 to 600 kg climbed from €500 to €865 over:
  • CHX – 595 KG – €1,460;
  • LMX – 585 KG – €1,380;
  • CHX – 580 KG – €1,390;
  • LMX – 585 KG – €1,380;
  • LMX – 565 KG – €1,380.
Heavier lots peaked at €995 over:
  • CHX – 775 KG – €1,700;
  • SIX – 705 KG – €1,670;
  • CHX – 830 KG – €1,700;
  • CHX – 695 KG – €1,690.
Heifers ranged from €500-€905 over:
  • LMX – 495 KG – €1,400;
  • CHX – 350 KG – €1,050;
  • LMX – 520 KG – €1,200.
Dry cows made from €150 over (for Friesians) to €725 over:
  • LMX – 615 KG – €1,340;
  • LMX – 740 KG – €1,460.
Weanling bulls went under the hammer from €350 to €525 over:
  • LMX – 320 KG – €810;
  • CHX – 375 KG – €900;
  • LMX – 320 KG – €890.
Weanling heifers pushed from €350 to €535 over:
  • LMX – 365 KG – €900;
  • LMX – 290 KG – €790;
  • CHX – 300 KG – €800.

Read a report from last week’s sale.

Upcoming cattle and sheep sales at Ballymote Mart:
  • Sheep sales every Tuesday evening – intake from 3am, viewing from 6.00 pm with one sale at 6.30pm;
  • Thursday, February 18th – special sale of breeding/feeding and store heifers in conjunction with usual lots;
  • Thursday, February 25th – special dry cow sale
Booking and virtual bidding:
  • Booking on Mondays on 0818 301 401 from 9.30am
  • 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.

Read other mart reports on That’s Farming.

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