Balla Mart



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 Weanling’s.

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 butts!!!
  • Full Up to-date Licence from PSRA in place for 2016/2017: Licence No: 00133



Video Above: On the 13th Jan 2018 the first sale back proved a great success the following…A 730kg CHX bullock born Apr 15 sold by a Ardacarra – Bohola farmer for E1,720.00 euro or 990 euro with the weight.


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…


Balla Mart Report…

On Saturday the 10th of February the sale was held at Balla with just over 700 cattle on offer. Despite the cruel weather prices remain firm and stores up to 400 kg especially were making great prices in relation to beef…bullocks 400kg made up to E810 with the weight this week & they averaged 2.54 p/kg. While quality heavier bullocks 600kg to 700kg+ were scarce this week & made 2.52 p/kg. Bullocks 300kg to 400kg averaged 2.66p/kg and the best a 345kg Char born April ’17 sold by a Killasser – Swinford farmer at E1,155.00 or 3.35 p/kg.
Bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.35 p/kg…the best a nice 455kg CHX born March 2017 sold by a Manulla – Castlebar farmer at E1,265.00 or 2.78p/kg, Bullocks 500kg+ averaged 2.24 p/kg. A 680kg CHX bullock born March 16 sold by a Lahardane – Ballina farmer for E1,605.00 euro or 925 euro with the weight.
There was a fine sale of heifers with over 350 on offer this week and there was a great trade for them all round with plenty to bid. In general heifers up to 400 kg averaged 2.60 Euro p/kg . The best store this week a March ’17 born 360kg BBX heifer sold by a Cloonaweena – Charlestown farmer for E1,125.00 or E3.13p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.37 p/kg with the weight. The best a 495kg LMX heifer born July 16 sold by an Ballyglass – Swinford farmer at E1,500.00 or 3.03 p/kg While 500kg plus averaged 2.20p/kg…they met with a very strong trade and the best was a 640kg CHX sold by the same Glencarra – Castlebar farmer at E1,490.00 euro or 2.33 p/kg.
This week there was 100+ cows on offer. There was some quality cattle and great demand for them. The best a April 15 born CHX cow with Jan 18 bull calf at foot sold by a Dromaduke – Swinford farmer for E1,630.00 euro,…..while in the dry cows a  910kg heavy CHX Cow born Jan ’08 sold by a Killawalla – Westport farmer for E1,960.00 euro and overall dry cows averaged 1.76 p/kg this week.

There was a smaller sale of weanlings this Saturday….but bulls 200 to 350kg were up & averaged 2.55 p/kg while heavier 350 to 450kg averaged 2.63 p/kg & heavier bulls averaged 2.62 p/kg. A bull 450kg born April ’17 sold by a Liscarney – Westport farmer for E1,235.00 thats 2.74 p/k or E785 with the weight.

285KG CHX E900 @ 3.16 P/KG

345KG CH_ E1155 @ 3.35 P/KG

455KG CHX E1265 @ 2.76 P/KG

570KG CHX E1550 @ 2.72 P/KG

*680KG CHX E1605 @ 2.36 P/KG


280KG LMX E920 @ 3.29 P/KG

*360KG BBX E1125 @ 3.13 P/KG

495KG LMX E1500 @ 3.03 P/KG

505KG BBX E1390 @ 2.75 P/KG

640KG CHX E1490 @ 2.33 P/KG

710KG LMX E1525 @ 2.15 P/KG

Bull Weanlings:

295KG LMX E930 @ 3.15 P/KG

340KG CHX E1115 @ 3.28 P/KG

400KG LMX E1200 @ 3.00 P/KG

450KG CHX E1235 @ 2.74 P/KG

The 17th of February will be the next Sale with booking on Wednesday the 14th of February at 09:30 am for the Bullocks & Heifers & 11:00am for the cows while the booking for the Weanlings will be on Thursday the 15th of February at 09:30am on 0818-301-401.

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.

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