Charolais bull calf makes €750 at Ennis


Farmers and exporters competed for bull weanlings, while farmers were the main customers in the heifer ring.

Charolais bull calf makes €750 at Ennis

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Farmers and exporters competed for bull weanlings, while farmers were the main customers in the heifer ring.

Over 1,150 entries including 300 calves were offered for sale at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (April 2nd), according to a mart spokesperson.

With a good trade for calves, a Charolais bull led this category at €750, while the same seller fetched €630 for another Charolais bull.

Friesian bull calves sold from €30 to €200, with more export demand at this week’s sale, the spokesperson added.

Dairy cows pushed up to €1,630, while suckler pairs peaked at €1,860 and in-calf entries peaked at €1,250.

“A strong weanling trade again with exporters and farmers in the bull ring while farmers were the main customers in heifer ring.” The spokesperson added.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 2 CH - 252kgs - €900 - €3.56/kg;
  • 4 CH - 374kgs - €1,075 - €2.88/kg;
  • 2 BAX - 287kgs - €860 - €2.99/kg;
  • 1 CH - 420kgs - €1,250 - €2.97/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 380kgs - €1,000 - €2.84/kg;
  • 2 CH - 405kgs - €1,120 - €2.77/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 350kgs - €1,055 - €3.01/kg;
  • 4 CH - 352kgs - €1,030 - €2.92/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LMX - 275kgs - €895 - €3.25/kg;
  • 1 LM - 365kgs - €970 - €2.66/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 275kgs - €855 - €3.11/kg;
  • 1 LIM - 405kgs - €1,140 - €2.81/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 372kgs - €1,020 - €2.73/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 420kgs - €1,090 - €2.60/kg;
  • 3 CHX - 377kgs - €1,010 - €2.68/kg;
  • 3 CHX - 273kgs - €760 - €2.78/kg.

SHEEP:

  • Hoggets made up to €126 while culls realised €110; ewes with pairs at foot made to €205.

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