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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Light, weak Friesian calves, in some cases, were not bid for’

Ennis Mart – cattle prices – 01-03-2022

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, just over 950 cattle, including over 250 calves, went under the hammer on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022.

They reported that a small entry of dairy stock made to €1,370, while pairs in the suckler ring topped out at €2,310 and in-calf lots peaked at €1,750.

Speaking following the sale, the spokesperson said:
“Trade for bull and heifer weanlings held, but quality was slightly more variable in the heifer ring.”
“However, quality was similar in the bull ring. Heifers hit €3.58/kg and bulls to €3.49/kg.”

“Light, weak Friesian calves, in some cases, were not bid for, whereas good Friesian bull calves made up to €120. However, there were some exceptionally light calves available.”

“The other breeds met a reasonable trade with continentals hitting €450. Aberdeen Angus calves made to €350 and Hereford-crosses sold to €340,” the spokesperson concluded.

Ennis Mart 01-03-2022:

Weanling bull prices:

  • LMX – 295kgs – €930 – €3.15/kg;
  • 7 CH – 410kgs – €1,290 – €3.14/kg;
  • CH – 290kgs – €910 – €3.13/kg;
  • CH – 480kgs – €1,400 – €2.91/kg;
  • LMX – 280kgs – €900 – €3.21/kg;
  • CH – 350kgs – €1,120 – €3.20/kg;
  • 4 LMX – 290kgs – €890- €3.07/kg;
  • LM – 420kgs – €1,170 – €2.75/kg;
  • CH – 255kgs – €890 – €3.49/kg;
  • 3 HEX – 380kgs – €950 – €2.50/kg;
  • HEX – 380kgs – €880 – €2.32/kg;
  • AA – 330kgs – €850 – €2.58/kg.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • CH – 455kgs – €1,250 – €2.74/kg;
  • AA – 365kgs – €850 – €2.33/kg;
  • CH – 450kgs – €1,310 – €2.91/kg;
  • 5 AA – 302kgs – €730 – €2.42/kg;
  • LM – 335kgs – €1,200 – €3.58/kg;
  • BBX – 330kgs – €1,120 – €3.39/kg ;
  • CH – 360kgs – €1,050 – €2.91/kg;
  • CH – 380kgs – €1,170 – €3.08/kg;
  • LM – 420kgs – €1,190 – €2.83/kg;
  • AA – 285kgs – €710 – €2.49/kg;
  • CH – 340kgs – €1,070 – €3.14/kg;
  • AA – 365kgs – €870 – €2.38/kg;
  • 3 HEX – 282kgs – €640 – €2.27/kg.

Upcoming sales at Ennis Mart:

  • Every Tuesday: Weanlings, dairy & suckler stock, runners, calves, sheep bull weanlings @ 11am. Heifer weanlings @ 12:30 and calf sale @10.30
  • Every Thursday: Heifers, dry cows & aged bulls.
  • Every Friday: Bullock sale.
Mart reports

Read more mart prices (with cattle and sheep prices) on That’s Farming.

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