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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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€680 for Charolais bull calf at Ennis Mart

Ennis Mart report – cattle prices – 04-05-2021

According to a spokesperson, some 750 lots were on offer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021.

They noted that trade improved in the heifer ring and bulls were “marginally better”.

“Some very fancy prices yet again for the quality heifers with the right markings. A lovely Limousin-cross type heifer of 355kgs made €1,950.”

“Again, quite a large number of autumn-born weanlings.  Some dairy stock available and made to €1,630. Pairs in the suckler ring made to €2,500.”
They reported that calves met a “strong trade yet again” with a Charolais bull topping out at €680 and a Limousin bull selling to €645.

A small selection of Friesian bull calves peaked at €235, while Aberdeen Angus calves ranged from €130 to €270. Meanwhile, Hereford-cross calves went under the hammer from €150 to €375.

Ennis Mart 04-05-2021: 

Weanling bulls:

  • LMX – 290kgs – €910 – €3.14/kg;
  • CH – 250kgs – €780 – €3.12/kg;
  • LMX – 465kgs – €1,180 – €2.54/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 280kgs – €900 – €3.21/kg;
  • 5 LMX – 403kgs – €1,060 – €2.63/kg;
  • CH – 320kgs – €1,010 – €3.16/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 362kgs – €990 – €2.73/kg;
  • LMX – 360kgs – €1,000 – €2.78/kg;
  • BBX – 345kgs – €980 – €2.84/kg;
  • CH – 330kgs – €1,000 – €3.03/kg.

Weanling heifers:

  • LMX – 355kgs – €1,950 – €5.49/kg;
  • LMX – 460kgs – €1,250 – €2.72/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 342kgs – €1,090 – €3.18/kg;
  • LM – 410kgs – €1,030 – €2.51/kg;
  • LM – 270kgs – €1,140 – €4.22/kg ;
  • LMX – 355kgs – €1,000 – €2.81/kg;
  • CH – 265kgs – €850 – €3.21/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 347kgs – €1,000- €2.88/kg;
  • CH – 350kgs – €1,070 – €3.06/kg;
  • 2 CH – 260kgs – €830 – €3.09/kg.

Cattle prices at Ennis Mart

According to a spokesperson, over 900 lots went under the hammer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021.

They noted that calf numbers “held steady” with over 200 on offer, mostly beef breeds with “very few Friesians on offer”.

Friesian bulls made from €75 to €110, while Aberdeen-Angus-cross calves ranged from €125 to €290.

Furthermore, Hereford-cross calves pushed from €110 to €380, and continental calves went under the hammer from €125 to €675 for a Charolais bull.

“More dairy stock again, and these made €1,420 to €2,100. Again, some great pairs in the suckler ring and these made to €2,200. In-calf made to €1,510. “

“Quite a number of autumn-born weanlings again, and it seems to be very early for these to be appearing. Trade for the plainer lots of heifers was a bit easier, but the quality lots were still a great trade,” the spokesperson added.

Mart information

  • Address: Ennis weanlings & sheep Mart Quin Rd, Bunnow, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • County: Clare – Town: Ennis
  • Phone: (065) 682-4411
  • Email: info@claremarts.ie

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.
  • You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming, click here.
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