Strong demand for 300-350kg weanling bulls at Ennis


Farmers, exporters and specialised feeders competed in the weanling bull ring.

Strong demand for 300-350kg weanling bulls at Ennis

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Farmers, exporters and specialised feeders competed in the weanling bull ring.

Tuesday, January 21st saw over 500 lots go under the hammer at Ennis Mart, according to a spokesperson.

They outlined that weanling bulls met with a “cracking” trade due to the presence of farmers, exporters and specialised feeders; farmers and feeders were active for the heifer ring.

“The nice quality bull weanlings in the 300kg to 350kg bracket were very dear.” the spokesperson added.

Calves climbed to €540, while heifer runners topped out at €650 over and bull runners topped out at €770; pairs in the suckler ring sold for up to €2,000 and in-calf lots made to €1,480.

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 CH 290kgs - €990 - €3.41/kg;
  • 1 LM - 385kgs - €1,020 - €2.65/kg;
  • 1 LM - 290kgs - €980 - €3.38/kg;
  • 1 LM - 350kgs - €1,000 - €2.86/kg;
  • 1 CH - 240kgs - €840 - €3.50/kg;
  • 1 LM - 400kgs - €1,150 - €2.87/kg;
  • 1 LM - 390kgs - €1,065 - €2.73/kg;
  • 1 LM - 540kgs - €1,195 - €2.21/kg;
  • 3 CH - 400kgs - €1,050 - €2.62/kg;
  • 1 CHX - 520kgs - €1,200 - €2.31/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LM - 295kgs - €915 - €3.10/kg;
  • 2 SIX - 480kgs - €1,125 - €2.34/kg;
  • 1 CH - 265kgs - €775 - €2.92/kg;
  • 2 LM - 412kgs - €1,035 - €2.51/kg;
  • 1 LM - 370kgs - €1,040 - €2.81/kg;
  • 1 CH - 325kgs - €870 - €2.67/kg;
  • 1 CH - 310kgs - €875 - €2.82/kg;
  • 1 HEX - 505kgs - €930 - €1.84/kg.

SHEEP:

“Again, the hoggets a great trade and very similar to last week with 57kgs making to €132. Likewise, cull ewes a very strong trade with a few great ewes making €142/hd.” the spokesperson concluded.

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