Almost 330 cattle were sold in total at Balla Mart on Saturday, with 180 heifers and more than 150 bullocks going through two sales rings. There was a good number of cattle sold on the box, with a flurry of online bidders throughout the day – especially for quality breeding heifers.

Bullocks weighing between 350kg and 400kg averaged €2.27/kg, with the top third of cattle in terms of quality fetching €2.55/kg and over in select cases. In the 400kg to 500kg weight range, bullocks made €2.18/kg on average, with the top third of animals selling for €2.41/kg.