Prices hold at pre-Christmas levels at Ennis


“Quality was variable but strong demand for quality lots.”

Prices hold at pre-Christmas levels at Ennis

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“Quality was variable but strong demand for quality lots.”

Ennis Mart’s opening sale of 2020 attracted a small entry of cattle on Tuesday, January 7th, according to a mart spokesperson.

“Trade in the cattle section kicked off where it finished pre-Christmas with strong demand and similar prices.”

“Quality was variable but strong demand for quality lots.” the spokesperson added.

A Small entry of suckler pairings pushed up to €1,390, while heifer runners climbed to €590 and bulls topped out at €755.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 4 LM - 375kgs - €1,015 - €2.71/kg;
  • 1 LM - 290kgs - €805 - €2.78/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 300kgs - €850 - €2.83/kg;
  • 1 CH - 235kgs - €700 - €2.74/kg;
  • 3 LM - 237kgs - €680 - €2.87/kg;
  • 1 AA - 425kgs - €780 - €1.84/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LM - 205kgs - €580 - €2.83/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 405kgs - €840 - €2.07/kg;
  • 1 CH - 355kgs - €915 - €2.58/kg;
  • 3 LM - 220kgs - €555 - €2.52/kg;
  • 4 LMX - 330kgs - €875 - €2.65/kg;
  • 3 LM - 386kgs - €885 - €2.29/kg.

SHEEP:

The spokesperson said that the sheep trade “opened on a high” with improvements of €10/head on pre-Christmas prices for fleshed hoggets.

Likewise, the spokesperson concluded, cull ewes a “very strong trade” and made to €124.

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