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Cattle improve by €20/head at Ennis


“Farmers, specialised bull feeders and shippers competing in the bull ring and mostly farmers in the heifer ring”

Cattle improve by €20/head at Ennis

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“Farmers, specialised bull feeders and shippers competing in the bull ring and mostly farmers in the heifer ring”

Numbers are beginning to increase in all rings at Ennis Mart with Tuesday’s sale – which was held on February 5th – attracting some quality bull and heifer weanlings, according to a spokesperson.

“Farmers, specialised bull feeders and shipper were competing in the bull ring and mostly farmers in the heifer ring. Trade improved €20/head all-round.” The spokesperson added.

Suckler pairings fetched up to €2,400 while in-calve lots made up to €1,670 and dairy stock ranged from €950 to €1,210.

The spokesperson said the numbers of calves coming on stream are increasing, with Friesian bulls selling from €60 to €90 and Continentals making up to €480.

WEANLING BULLS

  • 2 CH - 295kgs - €895 - €3.03/kg;

  • 1 LM - 255kgs - €825 - €3.24/kg;

  • 3 CH - 367kgs - €1,050 - €2.86/kg;

  • 1 LM - 265kgs - €800 - €3.02/kg;

  • 3 LMX - 348kgs - €1,025 - €2.94/kg;

  • 3 CH - 428kgs - €1,095 - €2.56/kg;

  • 1 LM - 350kgs - €1,015 - €2.90/kg;

  • 1 CH - 405kgs - €1,070 - €2.64/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS

  • 1 CHX - 295kgs - €905 - €3.07/kg;

  • 1 LM - 400kgs - €1,070 - €2.67/kg;

  • 1 LMX - 375kgs - €1,100 - €2.93/kg;

  • 1 CH - 405kgs - €1,050 - €2.59/kg;

  • 1 BAX - 365kgs - €1,070 - €2.93/kg;

  • 3 CH - 345kgs - €900 - €2.61/kg;

  • 1 LMX - 315kgs - €885 - €2.81/kg;

  • 2 CH - 357kgs - €1,040 - €2.91/kg.

SHEEP

Sheep were a shade easier, the spokesperson noted with up to €132 for hoggets while cull ewes pushed up to €117.

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