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Dry cows reach €1,320 at Ballinrobe

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Cattle numbers were on par with the previous week at Ballinrobe on Wednesday, July 15th, according to Tom McGuire.

Speaking following the weekly cattle sale, the mart manager, said: “If anything the trade was better than last week with plenty of quality stores around, and plenty of customers to bid for them.”

Heifers:

  • A Limousin-X 615 kg – €1380.00 or €2.24 per kg;
  • A Charolais-X – 495 kg – €1240.00 or €2.51 per kg,
  • A Belgian Blue-X – 375 kg – €945.00 or €2.52 per kg;
  • An Aberdeen Angus-X – 335 kg – €885.00 or €2.64 per kg.

Bullocks:

  • A Charolais-X 445 kg – €1140.00 or €2.56 per kg;
  • A Limousin-X – 510 kg – €1170.00 or €2.29 kg;
  • An Aberdeen Angus-X – 395 kg – €900.00 or €2.28 per kg.

Weanlings: 

  • Weanling bulls: A Limousin – 275 kg – €800.00 or €2.91 per kg.
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Dry cows and suckler pairs:

  • Cull cows: A Charolais-X – 710 kg – €1320.00 or €1.86 per kg;
  • An Aberdeen Angus cow with a Charolais bull calf at foot – €1480.00.

Sheep:

With 1250 sheep on offer and plenty of customers around for lambs, trade was very brisk throughout the day, according to McGuire.

Store lambs averaging 35 kgs sold from €81.00 to €92.00, while ewe lambs climbed from €92.00 to €108.00.

Factory lambs fetched from €78.00 to €112.00, while fat ewes ranged from €87.00 to €120.00

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