‘Calves need to be up to 3-weeks-old and well-fed to command strong prices’


“Calf numbers slightly smaller than expected with Friesian bull calves making from €40 to €100.”

‘Calves need to be up to 3-weeks-old and well-fed to command strong prices’

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“Calf numbers slightly smaller than expected with Friesian bull calves making from €40 to €100.”

Despite adverse weather conditions, just over 600 lots were offered for sale at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, February 11th, according to a spokesperson.

They noted that trade remained very strong but highlighted that some quality lots were available in all rings.

“Calf numbers slightly smaller than expected with Friesian bull calves making from €40 to €100.”

AA calves peaked at €200 and a Charolais bull calf realised €450. “Calves need to be up to 3-weeks-old and well-fed to command strong prices.” the spokesperson added.

Pairs in the suckler ring clicked up to €1,900 and in-calf lots peaked at €1,390.

“A very strong trade in the bull ring with farmers, bull finishers and some export activity and the heifer trade was driven by farmers and specialised feeders.”

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 CHX - 370kgs - €1,020 - €2.76/kg;
  • 1 LM - 350kgs - €1,075 - €3.07/kg;
  • 1 CH - 290kgs - €880 - €3.03/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 400kgs - €1,070 - €2.67/kg;
  • 1 LM - 270kgs - €830 - €3.07/kg;
  • 5 CH - 444kgs - €1,120 - €2.52/kg;
  • 1 CH - 260kgs - €785 - €3.02/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 350kgs - €995 - €2.84/kg;
  • 1 LM - 500kgs - €1,190 - €2.38/kg;
  • 1 LM - 345kgs - €1,035 - €3.00/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LMX - 280kgs - €890 - €3.18/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 380kgs - €990 - €2.61/kg;
  • 2 CH - 280kgs - €780 - €2.78/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 345kgs - €970 - €2.81/kg;
  • 1 CH - 270kgs - €775 - €2.87/kg;
  • 1 CH - 430kgs - €1,090 - €2.53/kg;
  • 1 CH - 360kgs - €1,000 - €2.78/kg;
  • 3 LMX - 371kgs - €960 - €2.58/kg.

SHEEP:

“Again, hogget trade similar to last week with a top call of €142 for 9 at 55kgs.”

“A number of hoggets short of flesh. Cull ewes made from €95 to €121.” the spokesperson concluded.

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