€2,280 forked out for suckler pair at Ennis


“Bull weanlings a great trade and many of the bulls are possibly getting too much meal as store types were scarce” Friesian calves ranged from €30-€140-, while dairy entries hit €1,400.

€2,280 forked out for suckler pair at Ennis

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“Bull weanlings a great trade and many of the bulls are possibly getting too much meal as store types were scarce” Friesian calves ranged from €30-€140-, while dairy entries hit €1,400.

A big sale of weanlings, calves and sucklers at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (February 18th) with trade being described as “very satisfactory all-round”, according to a spokesperson for the mart.

“Bull weanlings a great trade and many of the bulls are possibly getting too much meal as store types were scarce.” The spokesperson outlined.

There was great demand for quality suckling pairings, with these selling to €2,280, while a top call of €1,710 was recorded for an in-calf entry; dairy stock ranged from €1,250-€1,400.

Moving to the other rings, Friesian bull calves made €30 to €140 but calves need to 3-weeks-old and well-fed to achieve higher prices, the spokesperson pointed out. Continental calves peaked at €465, while Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus types climbed from €200-€300, with strength and quality influencing prices forked out on the day.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 CHX - 295kgs - €920 - €3.12/kg;

  • 3 LM - 397kgs - €1,100 - €2.77/kg;

  • 1 LMX - 290kgs - €885 - €3.05/kg;

  • 1 CH - 395kgs - €1,100 - €2.77/kg;

  • 1 CH - 280kgs - €855 - €3.05/kg;

  • 1 LM - 375kgs - €1,065 - €2.84/kg;

  • 1 CH - 455kgs - €1,180 - €2.59/kg;

  • 1 CH - 400kgs - €1,280 - €3.20/kg;

  • 1 CHX - 540kgs - €1,300 - €2.41/kg;

  • 1 CH - 445kgs - €1,150 - €2.58/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 CHX - 280kgs - €850 - €3.04/kg;

  • 1 LM - 275kgs - €850 - €3.09/kg;

  • 1 LMX - 395kgs - €1,310 - €3.32/kg;

  • 1 CH - 330kgs - €1,150 - €3.48/kg;

  • 2 CHX - 385kgs - €1,080 - €2.81/kg;

  • 1 CH - 335kgs - €970 - €2.90/kg;

  • 4 CH - 381kgs - €1,030 - €2.70/kg;

  • 1 CH - 405kgs - €1,250 - €3.09/kg;

  • 1 BBX - 415kgs - €1,150 - €2.77/kg;

  • 5 CH - 401kgs - €1,060 - €2.64/kg.

Sheep

  • Hoggets sold to €132;

  • Cull ewes made up to €102.

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