Trade for calves “better than expected” at Ennis


Numbers held “very strong”, with almost 1,000 lots offered for sale; the majority of FR bulls sold from €40-€70. A top call of €2,300 was recorded for a suckler pair.

Trade for calves “better than expected” at Ennis

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Numbers held “very strong”, with almost 1,000 lots offered for sale; the majority of FR bulls sold from €40-€70. A top call of €2,300 was recorded for a suckler pair.

Numbers held “very strong” at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (March 5th) with almost 1,000 lots offered for sale, which included 250 calves, according to a spokesperson.

Trade for calves was “better than expected” with the majority of Friesian bulls selling between €40 and €70 and the stronger types selling to €120.

Hereford calves ranged €150 to €250, while Aberdeen Angus-types varied from €100 to €200 and Continentals peaked at €390; dairy stock made €850 -€1,340.

Pairs in the suckler ring fetched from €1,050 to €1,710 with a top call of €2,300 recorded for a top-quality pairing; in-calve entries realised €1,750.

“Again, quality in the bull and heifer rings was well appreciated with prices achieved.” The spokesperson added.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 5 CHX - 287kgs - €930 - €3.24/kg;

  • 3 LM - 285kgs - €900 - €3.16/kg;

  • 1 CH - 260kgs - €830 - €3.19/kg;

  • 2 LMX - 292kgs - €890 - €3.27/kg;

  • 1 CH - 375kgs - €1,150 - €3.07/kg;

  • 1 CH - 425kgs - €1,150 - €2.71/kg;

  • 3 LMX - 385kgs - €1,100 - €2.86/kg;

  • 1 BBX - 400kgs - €1,120 - €2.80/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 CH - 270kgs - €810 - €3.00/kg;

  • 2 CHX - 410kgs - €1,185 - €2.89/kg;

  • 2 LMX - 397kgs - €1,080 - €2.72/kg;

  • 1 LMX - 360kgs - €1,010 - €2.81/kg;

  • 1 LMX - 350kgs - €1,070 - €3.06/kg;

  • 1 LMX - 340kgs - €1,010 - €2.97/kg;

  • 1 CH - 335kgs - €1,000 - €2.98/kg;

  • 3 LMX - 282kgs - €775 - €2.75/kg.

SHEEP:

Hoggets sold from €133 or to €75 over with culls making to €130; ewes and lambs realised €260.

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