Cattle numbers dropping off at Ennis


“Overall, trade very similar to last week but quality getting variable across the board”

Cattle numbers dropping off at Ennis

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“Overall, trade very similar to last week but quality getting variable across the board”

Numbers continued to drop off at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (December 4th) with just over 500 offered for sale, according to a mart spokesperson.

The spokesperson said that overall, trade was very similar to last week but quality is getting variable across the board.

They said that trade holding quite good for quality lots in bulls and heifers; there was good demand for quality suckler stock with in-calf lots making to €1,640, while pairs sold to €1,300. Runner heifers fetched up to €730 and bulls realised €860.

WEANLING BULLS

  • 1 CH - 295kgs - €930 - €3.15/kg;
  • 1 LM - 285kgs - €845 - €2.96/kg;
  • 1 LM - 260kgs - €700 - €2.69/kg;
  • 1 LM - 330kgs - €940 - €2.85/kg;
  • 1 LM - 325kgs - €880 - €2.71/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 485kgs - €1,105 - €2.28/kg;
  • 2 LM - 402kgs - €970 - €2.41/kg;
  • 3 CH - 350kgs - €900 - €2.57/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS

  • 2 CH - 295kgs - €840 - €2.85/kg;
  • 1 CH - 280kgs - €825 - €2.95/kg;
  • 1 LM - 260kgs - €735 - €2.58/kg;
  • 1 LM - 400kgs - €1,260 - €3.15/kg;
  • 1 BBX - 325kgs - €1,180 - €3.63/kg;
  • 1 CH - 400kgs - €970 - €2.42/kg;
  • 1 CH - 370kgs - €900 - €2.43/kg;
  • 1 LM - 330kgs - €820 - €2.48/kg.

SHEEP

Lambs improved again on Tuesday and averaged €2.18/kg with a lot of 6 at 50kgs making €116, the spokesperson noted; cull ewes ranged from €90 to €121.

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