The Walter Brennan 10 Annual In calf heifer sale on Friday the 17th November proved a hugh success…the sale included 32 top quality heifers.
The vidio below is of a 845kg 4* Char born 14 March 2014 & served the 20/3/17 to an AI Lim Bull which got the top price of E3,050.00 euro….
There was a special sale of 20 in calf heifers by a Ballyvary farmer on the 18th Nov…he had some excellent quality cattle and the best a May 15 born Char due in January to an AI Lim bull Zag 675kg @ E2,310.00
Pictures from the 2017 Weanling Show & Sale: The presentation of Prizes.
Pre Booking every Wednesday for Saturdays sale @ 0818 301 401.
Phone 9.30am – 11.00am for Bullocks & Heifers.
Phone 11.00am – 1.00pm for Dry Cows & Springer’s.
Pre Booking every Thursday for the Tuesday Weanling Sales.
Phone 9.30am – 1.00pm for Weanlings @ 0818-301-401.
Manager: Michael Murphy contact no: 087-2420144.
Balla Mart Office: 094)9365068.
Sales yard opens at 7:30am & Sellers are asked to have cattle penned before the sale starts so buyers can view the lots.
Failure to do so will result in lots been held back……Your co-operation is appreciated.
- Sellers are reminded that all livestock must have two ear Tags.
- Farmers are advised to have all weanlings be properly de-horned..no butts!!!
- Full Up to-date Licence from PSRA in place for 2016/2017: Licence No: 00133
Picture above: A smashing char bullock 785kg made E1,920.00 euro at Balla Mart on Saturday last the 26/08/17…the bullock was born Aug ’15 and sold by a Boleyboy – Claremorris farmer who was very pleased with her sales as she had another bullock which also made E1,920.00.
Best Wishes to Auctioneer Adrien Tansey (Below) who retired on Saturday last the 27th of May…
A smashing April ’15 born char bullock sold on Saturday the 8th July ’17 by a Ballindine farmer 745kg @ E1,830.00 euro.
Balla Mart Report…
On Saturday the 18th of November sale was held at Balla a large sale with over 900 cattle on offer. The special sale of 24 incalf heifers by a Ballyvary farmer was a great success…a good trade all round & an exceptional trade for those 450 to 550 kg heifers suitable for export.
Store Bullocks up to 400 kg were making up to E700 with the weight & they averaged 2.17 p/kg.
Bullocks 400kg to 500kg were up and averaged 2.24 p/kg…the best a 495kg LMX born July 2015 sold by a Castlebar farmer at E1245, Bullocks 500kg+ averaged 2.19 p/kg while bullocks 600+ were well up & making 2.17p/kg. A 685kg LMX bullock born June 15 sold by a Kilgeever – Louisburg farmer for E1635 euro or 950 euro with the weight.
There was a great sale of heifers with up to 360 on offer this week. There was some northern buyers in attendance and those breeding heifers suitable for northern export got excellent prices …in general heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.21 Euro p/kg . The best this week a Sept ’16 born 390kg BBX breeding heifer sold by a Killaiden – Swinford farmer made E1200 or E3.08p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.28 p/kg with the weight. The best a 460kg BBX top class breeding heifer born April 16 sold by the same Frenchill – Castlebar farmer at E1390 or 3.02 p/kg While 500kg plus averaged 2.18p/kg…they met with a strong trade and the best was a 570kg LMX born April 2016 sold by a Ballindine farmer at E1890 euro or 3.32 p/kg.
This week there was 250 cows on offer including a special sale of 20 in calf heifers by a Ballyvary farmer…he had some excellent quality cattle and the best a May 15 born 4* Char due in January to an AI Lim bull Zag made E2,310.00,….In the Springer’s there was a some nice stock & best this week was a Feb ’15 born LMX heifer due in Jan sold by a Farmhill – Claremorris farmer for E2,020.00 euro…while in the dry cows there was some fine stock in particular a huge 1155kg Char Cow born Sept ’12 sold by a Keelogues – Ballyvary farmer for E1800 euro and overall dry cows averaged 1.56 p/kg this week.
On Tuesday the 14th of November there was weanling sale held at Balla with plenty of people around the ring. They were sold in one ring. There was some nice slips & they met a very dear trade. And export interest for the light Lim types in the region of 200 – 300kg @ an average of E600 euro….
The weanling bulls 200 to 350kg averaged 2.56p/kg, While heavier types 350 to 450 kg averaged 2.35 p/kg. Heavier types 450kg+ averaged 2.12 p/kg. A farmer from Creggs – Balla was happy after seeing his Mar ’17 born 435kg BBX bull sold at E1,160.00 or 2.67 p/kg. While a heavier 580kg CHX born Feb ’17 sold by a Accony – Westport made E1,350.00.
In the Heifer weanlings there was a good clearence & prices well up on last week. Those weighing 200 to 350 kg averaged 2.51 p/kg. Heavier heifers 350 to 450 kg were up on last week & averaged 2.37 p/kg. One nice Feb ’17 born calf weighing 385kg owned by a the same Aconney – Westport farmer made E1,205.00 that’s 3.13 p/kg.
395KG BBX E1100 @ 2.78 P/KG
495KG LMX E1245 @ 2.52 P/KG
585KG CHX E1420 @ 2.43 P/KG
*685KG LMX E1635 @ 2.39 P/KG
295KG LM_ E800 @ 2.71 P/KG
390KG BBX E1200 @ 3.08 P/KG
460KG BBX E1390 @ 3.02 P/KG
*570KG LMX E1890 @ 3.32 P/KG
195KG LMX E600 @ 3.08 P/KG
340KG LM_ E955 @ 2.81 P/KG
*435KG BBX E1160 @ 2.67 P/KG
580KG CHX E1350 @ 2.33 P/KG
190KG CHX E710 @ 3.74 P/KG
315KG LMX E950 @ 3.02 P/KG
*385KG LMX E930 @ 2.55 P/KG
The next Sale will be the End of Month Continental sale on Saturday the 25th of Nov with booking on Wednesday the 22th at 09:30 am for the Bullocks & Heifers & 11:00am for the cows while the booking for the Weanlings Sale on Tuesday the 28th will be booked on Thursday the 23rd at 09:30am on 0818-301-401.
Next Saturday the 25th there well be two Special Sales of 20 in Calf Heifers by a Frenchill – Castlebar farmer made up of 20 lim due Dec to Jan to a PB Lim bull & a sale of 18 pedigree Friesian in calf Heifers due 2/2/18 to 20/3/18….
It is now an option for sellers to get paid by EFT payment to their Bank Account…if interested please get the necessary form from the mart.
Also all cattle must have two tags & be properly de-horned when presented for sale.