Pictures from the 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 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 30th of September the end of month continental sale was held at Balla a big sale with approx 1000 cattle sold…The feature of the sale was the number of great stock that is still coming out.”
Store Bullocks up to 400 kg were making up to E700 with the weight & they averaged 2.33 p/kg. Bullocks 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.25 p/kg…the best a 490g CHX born Aug 2016 sold by a Aughagower – Westport farmer at E1320, Bullocks 500kg+ averaged 2.19 p/kg while bullocks 700+ were making 2.19p/kg and there was some quality cattle on offer a 705kg LMX born Aug 15 sold by a Derryclaugh – Keltimagh farmer for E1620 euro or 915 euro with the weight. There was the biggest sale of heifers so far this year with 450 lots overall they were finer quality which was reflected with prices up on last week…those up to 400 kg were averaged 2.27 Euro p/kg . The best store this week a June ’16 born LMX heifer suitable for breeding sold by a Straide – Foxford farmer 360kg that made E1160 or 3.22p/kg. Heifers 400kg to 500kg averaged 2.21 p/kg with the weight. While 500kg plus averaged 2.17p/kg…they met with a strong trade & the best in that weight a 465kg CHX again for breeding born Mar 16 sold by a Hollyhill – Castlebar farmer for E1240 or 2.67 p/kg while the best strong heifer was smashing 740kg CHX for export born April 2015 sold by a Meelickmore – Claremorris farmer for E1695 euro. This week there was about 150 cows on offer….In the Springer’s there was a some nice stock & best this week was an Apr ’14 born Char cow & LMX bull calf at foot sold by a Drummindoo – Westport farmer for E2170 euro…while in the dry cows there was some nice stock in particular a Lim Cow born Feb ’08 sold by a Bohola – Claremorris farmer that made E1715 euro and overall dry cows averaged from 1.68 p/kg.
On Tuesday the 26th of Sept the weanling sale was held…there was a strong trade for 300 to 350 kg stock especially the nice Charolais types. Nearly all weanlings were sold with very few misses because of the extra interest from export buyers around the ring in addition to a lot of farmer/feedlot buyers.
The weanling bulls 200 to 350kg were slightly up on last week & averaged 2.84p/kg, While heavier types 350 to 450 kg averaged 2.45 p/kg. Heavier types were exactly as last week and averaged 2.41 p/kg. A farmer from Parke – Castlebar was pleased after seeing his 6m month April born 340kg CHX bull sold at E1170 or 3.44 p/kg.. While a 350kg Mar’17 born CHX sold by a Local Kilbride – Mayo Abbey farmer made E1,290 euro or 3.69 p/kg.
In the Heifer weanlings heifers weighing 200 to 350 kg averaged 2.69 p/kg. One nice hairy char calf well presented weighing 255kg owned by a Kilsallagh – Westport farmer made E1080 that’s 4.24 p/kg. Heavier heifers 350 to 450 kg averaged 2.50 p/kg.
Bullocks: 340KG LM_ E1000 @ 2.94 P/KG
490KG CHX E1320 @ 2.69 P/KG
665KG LMX E1500 @ 2.26 P/KG
705KG LMX E1620 @ 2.30 P/KG
275KG CHX E640 @ 2.33 P/KG
*360KG LMX E1160 @ 3.22 P/KG
465KG CHX E1240 @ 2.67 P/KG
565KG SIX E1340 @ 2.37 P/KG
650KG CHX E1480 @ 2.28 P/KG
740KG CHX E1695 @ 2.29 P/KG
195KG CH_ E700 @ 3.59 P/KG
270KG CHX E1100 @ 4.07 P/KG
340KG CHX E1170 @ 3.44 P/KG
*350KG CHX E1290 @ 3.69 P/KG
480KG CHX E1345 @ 2.80 P/KG
180KG CHX E660 @ 3.67 P/KG
**255KG CHX E1080 @ 4.24 P/KG
340KG CHX E925 @ 2.72 P/KG
The next Sale will be on Saturday the 7th of Sept with booking on Wednesday the 4th at 09:30 am for the Bullocks & Heifers & 11:00am for the cows while the booking for the Weanlings Sale on Tuesday the 10th will be booked on Thursday the 5th at 09:30am on 0818-301-401.
Also all cattle must have two tags & be properly de-horned when presented for sale.