Monday saw a special sale of weanlings at Balla mart, where trade was brisk although numbers were quite small, with just over 100 animals sold. Weanling sales will be held on Tuesday’s from 1 September onwards.

Weanling bulls from 200kg-350kg averaged €2.53/kg, with top-quality Charolais and Limousin types making €2.65-€2.85/kg in general. Bull weanlings between 350kg and 450kg averaged €2.39/kg and hit €2.99/kg for a February-born Charolais weighing 375kg (€1,120). Plainer types were making between €2.15 and €2.25/kg.