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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Weanlings a ‘strong trade all round’ at Ennis

Ennis Mart report – cattle prices – 02-03-2021

Almost 800 lots were on offer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, March 2nd, according to a spokesperson.

In-calf suckler stock climbed to €1,910 today, whole pairs topped out at €1,800.

“The weanlings were a strong trade all round and heifers were especially strong. Calf numbers were a bit smaller than expected but great trade all round for these.” the spokesperson commented.

“It is definitely encouraging to see calves well presented with a good deal of strength in them and this is helping to produce a very good trade.”

Quality Friesian bull calves went under the hammer from €80 to €135, while lighter lots ranged from €30 to €70.  A one-month-old Belgian Blue calf received a top call of €495.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen Angus bulls made to €310, while the spokesperson described trade for Hereford calves as “similar”.

Ennis Mart 02-03-2021 – Summary 
Weanling bulls:
  • LMX – 295kgs – €930 – €3.15/kg;
  • CHX – 290kgs – €1,040 – €3.58/kg;
  • LMX – 465kgs – €1,170 – €2.52/kg;
  • CH – 415kgs – €1,140 – €2.74/kg;
  • LM – 270kgs – €840 – €3.11/kg;
  • CH – 442kgs – €1,110 – €2.51/kg;
  • LMX – 395kgs – €1,110 – €2.81/kg;
  • 7 AA – 261kgs – €660 – €2.53/kg;
  • LM – 370kgs – €1,090 – €2.94/kg;
  • HEX – 345kgs – €760 – €2.20/kg.
Weanling heifers:
  • CH – 295kgs – €980 – €3.32/kg ;
  • BBX – 385kgs – €1,180 – €3.06/kg;
  • LMX – 235kgs – €920 – €3.91/kg;
  • CHX – 370kgs – €1,180 – €3.19/kg;
  • CH – 355kgs – €1,130 – €3.18/kg;
  • LMX – 455kgs – €1,270 – €2.79/kg;
  • 5 CHX – 374kgs – €1,070 – €2.86/kg;
  • BBX – 445kgs – €1,260- €2.83/kg;
  • AA – 267kgs – €670 – €2.51/kg;
  • AAX – 254kgs – €630 – €2.48/kg.
Ennis Mart – 23-02-2021

Over 700 lots were presented for sale at the Clare-based mart on Tuesday, February 23rd, according to a spokesperson.

They noted that the sale attracted some 200 calves, which met with a “fine” trade.

“To give farmers credit, they are holding them [calves] until they are 3-4-weeks-old and they were well looked after also. It was exactly what farmer buyers required as shipper activity was light.”

Lighter Friesian bulls went under the hammer from €40 to €70, while better lots pushed from €75 to €145.

Aberdeen Angus calves, both bulls and heifers, made from €170 to €265. Meanwhile, Hereford-cross heifer calves traded from €180 to €260 and Hereford-cross bulls changed hands from €180 to €360.

“A small entry of suckler stock made to €1,990 for pairs and to €1,600 for in-calf lots. The quality weanling also held a great trade, especially in the 320kg to 380kg bracket.  Quality was variable all round in the weanling rings.” the spokesperson added.

You can read a full report with sample prices from last week’s sale by clicking here.

Mart information
  • Address: Ennis weanlings & sheep Mart Quin Rd, Bunnow, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • County: Clare – Town: Ennis
  • Phone: (065) 682-4411
  • Email: [email protected]
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