Trade remains strong for weanlings at Ennis


Some 850 entries - including 220 calves - were offered for sale.

Trade remains strong for weanlings at Ennis

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Some 850 entries - including 220 calves - were offered for sale.

850 entries - including 220 calves - passed through the ring at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (May 7th), according to a mart spokesperson.

Continental calves topped out at €470, while Friesian bull calves went under the hammer from €60 to €180; Hereford calves fetched up to €280.

Pairs in the suckler ring peaked at €2,200 with a number of lots exceeding €2,000.

“Trade for the quality weanlings in both bulls and heifers was very strong yet again.” the spokesperson outlined.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 4 LM - 274kgs - €895 - €3.27/kg;
  • 1 CH - 375kgs - €1,080 - €2.86/kg;
  • 2 CHX - 250kgs - €830 - €3.32/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 402kgs - €1,060 - €2.63/kg;
  • 1 BBX - 270kgs - €800 - €2.96/kg;
  • 4 AAX - 540kgs - €1,000 - €1.85/kg;
  • 2 LMX - 387kgs - €1,090 - €2.81/kg;
  • 1 CH - 400kgs - €1,070 - €2.67/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LM - 295kgs - €915 - €3.11/kg;
  • 1 CH - 295kgs - €895 - €3.03/kg;
  • 2 CHX - 370kgs - €1,110 - €3.00/kg;
  • 1 CH - 450kgs - €1,200 - €2.67/kg;
  • 1 PTX - 390kgs - €1,020 - €2.62/kg;
  • 5 LM - 401kgs - €1,000 - €2.49/kg;
  • 1 CH - 340kgs - €1,000 - €2.94/kg;
  • 2 CH - 287kgs - €810 - €2.82/kg.

SHEEP:

A large entry of 400 sheep saw “a complete clearance”, with spring lambs hitting €135 but generally making from €122 to €130.

Cull ewes peaked at €129, while ewes with lambs at foot climbed to €220.

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