A smaller offering of stock helped to steady the trade for cattle at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for the mart.
The trade improved for heifers, with some quality lots on offer. On the weanling front, the trade was driven by exporters, who made their presence felt at the ringside; farmers were scarce, but additional export buyers helped to drive the trade.
Suckler cows with calves ranged from €1,020 up to €1,730, while calf numbers were smaller as expected, but trade remained firm.
- 2 CHX 247kgs - €740 - €2.99/kg;
- 1 CHX 405kgs - €1,040 - €2.57/kg;
- 1 LMX 230kgs - €670 - €2.91/kg;
- 1 LMX 510kgs - €1,130 - €2.22/kg;
- 1 CHX 360kgs - €1,020 - €2.83/kg;
- 3 AAX 395kgs - €800 - €2.03/kg;
- 1 LMX 380kgs - €1,055 - €2.77/kg ;
- 1 HEX 435kgs - €830 - €1.91/kg.
- 1 LMX 295kgs - €855 - €2.90/kg;
- 1 CHX 280kgs - €700 - €2.50/kg;
- 1 CHX 355kgs - €860 - €2.42/kg;
- 1 LMX 265kgs - €680 - €2.56/kg;
- 1 CHX 310kgs - €815 - €2.62/kg;
- 1 CHX 305kgs - €725 - €2.38/kg;
- 2 CHX 310kgs - €780 - €2.51/kg;
- 1 AAX 380kgs - €725 - €1.91/kg.
Sheep trade was similar this week and once again reflected the current market for lamb, with factory quotes having a major influence.
Cull ewes climbed to €121; hoggets peaked at €119 for 60kg and Spring lambs sold up to €124 for a pen of 7 weighing 54kg.