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‘Plenty of demand’ for quality stores at Ballinrobe

Cattle numbers were “unusually big for the time of year” at Ballinrobe on Wednesday, July 22nd, according to Tom McGuire.

Speaking following the weekly cattle sale, the mart manager said: “With plenty of nice quality stores around and plenty of demand for them, farmers were very happy with the prices, in general.”

Heifers:

  • A Charolais-X – 575 kg – €1350 or €2.35/kg;
  • A Limousin-X – 375 kg – €930 or €2.48/kg;
  • An Aberdeen Angus-X – 415kg – €910 or €2.19/kg;
  • A Charolais-X – 335 kg – €975 or €2.91/kg.

Bullocks :

  • A Charolais-X – 575 kg – €1335 or €2.32/kg;
  • A Limousin-X – 475 kg – €1120 or €2.36/kg;
  • A Hereford-X – 355 kg – €1000 or €2.82/kg.

Weanlings

  • A Charolais-X – 345 kg – €1000.00 or €2.90/kg.

Cull cows and suckler pairs

A Belgian Blue-X – 805 kg – €1630 or €2.02/kg;

  • A Limousin-X cow with a heifer calf at foot – €1690.

Sheep

“Another very big sheep sale on Thursday with prices slightly back.” McGuire added. 

Store lambs averaging 36 kgs made from €75-€97, while ewe lambs ranged from €105.00-€130.00.

Factory lambs went under the hammer from €90.00- €110.00, while fat ewes climbed from €68-€118.

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