€3,050 for suckler pairing at Ennis


The price-tag was achieved by a second-calved Limousin-cross with a one-month-old Limousin heifer.

€3,050 for suckler pairing at Ennis

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The price-tag was achieved by a second-calved Limousin-cross with a one-month-old Limousin heifer.

Just over 800 cattle and 250 sheep were offered for sale at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, February 18th.

A mart spokesperson reported that trade was strong all-round, with bulls and heifers similar to last week.

Trade was strong for suckler pairings - they mainly made from €1,700 to €2,400 but a top call of €3,050 was achieved for a second-calved Limousin-cross with a one-month-old Limousin heifer calf.

“A handful of dairy stock appeared today making €950 to €1,220.”

Light Friesian bull calves made from €30 to €60, while stronger-types pushed from €70 to €140. Continentals hit €445 and Herefords and Aberdeen-Angus entries peaked at €280.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 2 CH - 290kgs - €920 - €3.17/kg;
  • 2 CH - 380kgs - €1,085 - €2.86/kg;
  • 1 CH - 280kgs - €870 - €3.11/kg;
  • 1 LM - 355kgs - €1,035 - €2.91/kg;
  • 1 LM - 270kgs - €800 - €2.96/kg;
  • 1 CH - 445kgs - €1,225 - €2.75/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 395kgs - €1,100 - €2.78/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 405kgs - €1,105 - €2.73/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 2 CHX - 297kgs - €830 - €2.79/kg;
  • 1 CH - 400kgs - €1,080 - €2.70/kg;
  • 1 CH - 285kgs - €825 - €2.89/kg;
  • 2 CH - 340kgs - €965 - €2.84/kg;
  • 1 LMX - 285kgs - €800 - €2.81/kg;
  • 1 LM - 400kgs - €1,030 - €2.57/kg;
  • 1 CH - 365kgs - €1,035 - €2.83/kg;
  • 2 CH - 355kgs - €990 - €2.79/kg;
  • 2 LM - 390kgs - €990 - €2.54/kg;
  • 1 CH - 350kgs - €960 - €2.74/kg.

SHEEP:

The spokesperson reported that trade for sheep was “very strong” which led to a full clearance.

Lambs clicked from €141, while cull ewes fetched from €86 to €130.

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