Trade holds well for quality weanlings at Ennis


Some 800 lots went under the hammer, with up to €140 paid for Friesian calves, while Continentals sold to €260. Runners topped out at €860 and suckler pairs peaked at €1,810.

Trade holds well for quality weanlings at Ennis

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Some 800 lots went under the hammer, with up to €140 paid for Friesian calves, while Continentals sold to €260. Runners topped out at €860 and suckler pairs peaked at €1,810.

A big increase in numbers at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (February 12th), with almost 800 lots on offer, according to a mart spokesperson.

Trade for the quality weanlings held very well for both bulls and heifers, while mixed quality-types were slightly easier, the spokesperson added.

Friesian bull calves sold from a base of €30 to €90, while stronger-types climbed to €120. Up to €440 was recorded for Continental bull calves, while Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus calves reached €260.

Moving to the other rings, heifer runners realised €715 and bull runners topped out at €860.

Dairy stock ranged from €800 to €1,400, springers fetched up to €1,800, while €1,810 was forked out for a suckler pairing.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 CH - 285kgs - €870 - €3.05/kg;
  • 1 LIM - 270kgs - €790 - €2.93/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 375kgs - €1,100 - €2.93/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 340kgs - €985 - €2.90/kg;
  • 1 LM - 490kgs - €1,225 - €2.50/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 525kgs - €1,270 - €2.42/kg;
  • 1 CH - 420kgs - €1,120 - €2.67/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 362kgs - €980 - €2.90/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LMX - 275kgs - €885 - €3.22/kg;
  • 1 CH - 290kgs - €860 - €2.96/kg
  • 1 LMX - 355kgs - €1,300 - €3.66/kg;
  • 2 CHX - 417kgs - €1,090 - €2.61/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 390kgs - €1,060 - €2.72/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 355kgs - €1,000 - €2.81/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 425kgs - €1,140 - €2.68/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 320kgs - €940 - €2.94/kg.

SHEEP

Hoggets peaked at €128 or €76 over the kg, while cull ewes sold for up to €125.

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