Almost 1,400 entries - including 400 runners - were presented for sale at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (October 8th), according to a spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that quality is getting variable in the weanling rings but despite this, quality lots still attracted good interest; plainer types met a tougher trade.
“The heifer trade was marginally better which was dominated by farmers.” the spokesperson added.
“Again, in the bull ring, it was a mix of farmers and shippers but again, shippers not as active as a few weeks back.”
Runner heifers made to €705, while runner bulls hit to €930 and suckler pairs topped out at €1,910.
- 2 LMX - 285kgs - €895 - €3.14/kg;
- 1 LMX - 345kgs - €955 - €2.77/kg;
- 1 CH - 270kgs - €830 - €3.07/kg;
- 2 CH - 365kgs - €970 - €2.66/kg;
- 1 CHX - 395kgs - €1,015 - €2.57/kg;
- 2 CHX - 402kgs - €1,000 - €2.48/kg;
- 1 CH - 350kgs - €985 - €2.81/kg;
- 1 AA - 500kgs - €850 - €1.70/kg.
- 1 CH - 285kgs - €920 - €3.23/kg;
- 1 CH - 315kgs - €880 - €2.79/kg;
- 1 CH - 375kgs - €960 - €2.56/kg;
- 2 CH - 287kgs - €735 - €2.56/kg;
- 1 CH - 335kgs - €900 - €2.68/kg;
- 1 CH - 400kgs - €915 - €2.29/kg;
- 1 LM - 325kgs - €870 - €2.67/kg;
- 2 CHX - 342kgs - €865 - €2.54/kg.
The spokesperson noted that the sheep trade was similar to last week with lambs averaging €1.90/kg; cull ewes ranged from €43 to €102.