Strong trade for top-quality weanlings at Ennis


Suckler pairs reached €1,920, while in-calve entries hit €1,700. Spring lambs peaked at €137.

Strong trade for top-quality weanlings at Ennis

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Suckler pairs reached €1,920, while in-calve entries hit €1,700. Spring lambs peaked at €137.

Over 1,200 lots including some 300 calves were offered for sale at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (April 9th), according to a mart spokesperson.

The spokesperson noted that trade was very strong for the top-quality lots in both bull and heifer weanlings; however, quite a number of average quality lots were presented for sale especially in the bull ring.

Friesian bulls sold from €40 to €200, while Hereford and Angus-types ranged from €150 to €290 and Continentals climbed to €550.

Dairy stock pushed up to €1,550, while suckler pairs reached €1,920 and in-calve entries made to €1,700.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 CH - 345kgs - €1,130 - €3.27/kg;
  • 1 CH - 445kgs - €1,175 - €2.64/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 280kgs - €900 - €3.21/kg;
  • 2 CH - 417kgs - €1,140 - €2.73/kg;
  • 1 LM - 265kgs - €855 - €3.23/kg ;
  • 1 BBX - 400kgs - €1,100 - €2.75/kg;
  • 3 CH - 385kgs - €1,170 - €3.04/kg;
  • 1 LM - 345kgs - €1,050 - €3.04/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LMX - 290kgs - €870 - €3.00/kg;
  • 1 LIM - 370kgs - €1,070 - €2.89/kg;
  • 1 CH - 285kgs - €860 - €3.02/kg;
  • 1 SIX - 355kgs - €975 - €2.75/kg;
  • 1 CH - 385kgs - €1,145 - €2.97/kg;
  • 2 CH - 412kgs - €1,035 - €2.51/kg;
  • 1 CH - 415kgs - €1,135 - €2.75/kg;
  • 1 LM - 355kgs - €1,030 - €2.90/kg.

SHEEP:

Spring lambs topped out at €137 - a price that was paid for entries weighing 50kgs. Hoggets improved by €4 to €5 and peaked at €134, while cull ewes realised €128.

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