€2,500 for cow with 2-month-old calf at Ennis


Lighter heifers were a shade easier; exporters and farmers drove the weanling trade; calves sold to €550 and dairy stock climbed to €1,400.

€2,500 for cow with 2-month-old calf at Ennis

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Lighter heifers were a shade easier; exporters and farmers drove the weanling trade; calves sold to €550 and dairy stock climbed to €1,400.

The trade held firm on the previous week for most categories as 750 lots went under the hammer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday.

There was a similar demand for the quality heifers, while lighter, plainer lots were a shade easier. Bull weanlings met an excellent demand – a trade which was driven by both farmers and exporters.

Calves were a very good trade and numbers were larger than expected again this week. Continental bred calves peaked at €550 – a price that was recorded for a 4-week-old Charolais bull calf.

Analysing the price table for the traditional beef breeds - Hereford calves sold to €390 and Angus calves fetched up to €370. Friesian calves hit €225 with good demand for stronger calves in all breeds.

Sucklers were a strong trade with a large number of cows and calves on offer. The top price of the day - €2,500 was recorded for a 2014-born Limousin second calver with a 2-month-old Limousin bull calf at foot.

BULL WEANLINGS

  • 1 CHX 280kgs - €890 - €3.17/kg
  • 2 CHX 235kgs - €790 - €3.36/kg
  • 3 LMX 391kgs - €1,140 - €2.91/kg
  • 1 LMX 415kgs - €1,140 - €2.74/kg
  • 1 BBX 380kgs - €1,095 - €2.90/kg
  • 1 LMX 510kgs - €1,250 - €2.46/kg
  • 1 AAX 405kg - €815 - €2.01/kg
  • 1 HEX 395kgs - €900 - €2.27/kg

HEIFER WEANLINGS

  • 1 LMX 250kgs - €775 - €3.10/kg
  • 1 CHX 370kgs - €1,080 - €2.91/kg
  • 2 CHX 285kgs - €820 - €2.87/kg
  • 1 CHX 405kgs - €1,050 - €2.60/kg
  • 4 LMX 341kgs - €950 - €2.78/kg
  • 1 LMX 270kgs - €730 - €2.70/kg
  • 1 AAX 385kgs - €900 - €2.33/kg
  • 1 HEX 410kgs - €835 - €2.04/kg

DAIRY STOCK

A Small entry of dairy stock - freshly calved cows and heifers and in-calf cattle were offered for sale – they ranged from €920-€1,400.

SHEEP

The drop in sheep quotes offered by factories had an impact on lamb prices at Ennis - spring lambs topped out at €154 – that being paid for a pen of 5, weighing 52kg.

Hoggets sold to €148 for 66kg; while ewes and lambs at foot climbed to €200 –that being paid for a ewe with twin lamb and cull ewes realised to €138.

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