Ennis Mart’s first sale of 2019 kicked off on Tuesday (January 8th), with trade for cattle similar to the last days of 2018, a mart spokesperson outlined.
The spokesperson said that there was a strong trade for quality bull weanlings, while the trade for heifers was described as “fair”.
A small entry of calves met a strong trade with Friesian bulls making €85 to €95 and Angus calves pushing up to €280; Continental-types topped out at €425. With a limited number of dairy in-calf heifers on offers, these peaked at €1,025.
- 2 LM - 230kgs - €690 - €3.00/kg;
- 3 CH - 373kgs - €960 - €2.57/kg;
- 6 AA - 284kgs - €590 - €2.08/kg;
- 1 CH - 290kgs - €830 - €2.86/kg;
- 1 LM - 345kgs - €915 - €2.65/kg;
- 1 CH - 400kgs - €990 - €2.47/kg;
- 3 LMX - 362kgs - €965 - €2.67/kg;
- 1 CH - 440kgs - €1,030 - €2.34/kg.
- 1 CH - 235kgs - €595 - €2.53/kg;
- 6 AAX - 289kgs - €520 - €1.80/kg;
- 1 LM - 350kgs - €925 - €2.64/kg;
- 2 CHX - 302kgs - €755 - €2.49/kg;
- 3 CH - 360kgs - €900 - €2.50/kg;
- 1 LM - 330kgs - €830 - €2.52/kg.
The spokesperson said that hoggets improved by €5 to €8/head, with these generally selling from €115 to €125 - a call that was recorded for a pen of 53kgs. Cull ewes were also a strong trade, with these fetching €60 to €120.
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