Poorer-types harder sold at Ennis


“Exporters and farmers competed in the bull ring whereas feedlot purchasers and farmers were active in the heifer ring”

Poorer-types harder sold at Ennis

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“Exporters and farmers competed in the bull ring whereas feedlot purchasers and farmers were active in the heifer ring”

Almost 1,100 entries went under the hammer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (April 16th), according to a mart spokesperson.

Trade remained strong for quality-types, while poorer-types were harder sold, the spokesperson said.

“Exporters and farmers competed in the bull ring whereas feedlot purchasers and farmers were active in the heifer ring.”

Exporters purchased Friesian, Angus and Blue-cross calves; strong Friesians sold to €200, while Hereford and Angus-types ranged from €140-€300 and Continental calves made to €525.

Quality suckler pairings fetched up to €2,420 while dairy entries climbed to €1,510.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 2 LMX - 272kgs - €900 - €3.30/kg;
  • 1 CH - 385kgs - €1,130 - €2.93/kg;
  • 1 CH - 295kgs - €910 - €3.08/kg;
  • 1 CH - 285kgs - €840 - €2.95/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 375kgs - €1,075 - €2.87/kg;
  • 2 CHX - 430kgs - €1,080 - €2.51/kg;
  • 1 CH - 410kgs - €1,110 - €2.71/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 365kgs - €1,000 - €2.74/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 CH - 275kgs - €875 - €3.18/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 375kgs - €1,050 - €2.80/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 280kgs - €855 - €3.05/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 385kgs - €1,025 - €2.66/kg;
  • 4 CH - 280kgs - €845 - €3.02/kg;
  • 1 CH - 330kgs - €980 - €2.97/kg;
  • 1 CH - 400kgs - €1,175 - €2.94/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 435kgs - €1,070 - €2.46/kg.

SHEEP:

A good entry of spring lambs made to €135 for 49kgs, while hoggets realised €130, cull ewes peaked at €113 and ewes with single lambs at foot hit €200.

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