Plainer lots a 'shade tougher' at Ennis


“Quite a number of Autumn-born weanlings are being presented for sale now.”

Plainer lots a 'shade tougher' at Ennis

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“Quite a number of Autumn-born weanlings are being presented for sale now.”

Some 750 - including 200 calves - went under the hammer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (May 14th), according to a spokesperson.

Trade for calves “more variable” and these topped out at €410; Hereford calves sold to €350.

“Again trade, in the suckler ring was quite strong and pairs climbed to €2,130.”

Quality bulls and heifers met a “strong trade”, while plainer lots were “a shade tougher.”

“Quite a number of Autumn-born weanlings being presented for sale now.”

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 CHX - 290kgs - €910 - €3.14/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 292kgs - €910 - €3.12/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 385kgs - €1,110 - €2.88/kg;
  • 1 BBX - 345kgs - €1,070 - €3.10/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 450kgs - €1,070 - €2.38/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 385kgs - €1,060 - €2.75/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 325kgs - €1,000 - €3.08/kg;
  • 1 LM - 405kgs - €995 - €2.46/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LMX - 275kgs - €825 - €3.00/kg;
  • 1 CH - 300kgs - €960 - €3.20/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 262kgs - €710 - €2.70/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 340kgs - €965 - €2.84/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 295kgs - €845 - €2.86/kg;
  • 1 CH - 405kgs - €1,080 - €2.67/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 380kgs - €1,020 - €2.68/kg;
  • 2 AAX - 422kgs - €895 - €2.12/kg.

SHEEP:

The spokesperson noted that spring lambs were easier by €5/head; however, a top call of €125 was recorded for entries weighing 48kgs.

Cull ewes reached €127, while a small entry of ewes with lambs at foot topped out at €167.

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