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‘Light handy calves are hard sold’

Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 05-04-2022

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, some 1,100 cattle, including 270 calves, passed through the rings on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022.

They noted that the weanling trade “held good” for quality lots, but plainer, lighter were “harder sold” in both rings.

They reported “some” export activity for heavy lots and plainer, lighter lots in the bull ring.

The spokesperson commented: “Mostly beef cross calves were on offer today and the same story with strong calves in all breeds wanted, but light, handy calves are hard sold.”

They outlined that Aberdeen Angus calves made from €40 to €255, while Herefords went under the hammer from €90-€310 and continentals topped out at €480.

Suckler pairs soared to €2,480 and in-calf lots made to €1,660, while dairy stock changed hands from €910 to €1,500.

Ennis Mart 05-04-2022:

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 280kgs – €960- €3.42/kg;
  • CH – 365kgs – €1,370 – €3.75/kg;
  • LM – 260kgs – €950- €3.65/kg;
  • 3 CH – 385kgs – €1,170 – €3.04/kg;
  • BBX – 280kgs – €910- €3.25/kg;
  • CH – 335kgs – €1,060 – €3.16/kg;
  • 2 CH – 272kgs – €840 – €3.08/kg;
  • CH – 440kgs – €1,220 – €2.77/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 392kgs – €1,090 – €2.77/kg;
  • CH – 400kgs – €1,140 – €2.85/kg;
  • AA – 440kgs – €990 – €2.25/kg;
  • 3 HEX – 300kgs – €670 – €2.23/kg.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CH – 295kgs – €970 – €3.29/kg;
  • LM – 425kgs – €1,370 – €3.22/kg;
  • LMX – 280kgs – €940 – €3.35/kg;
  • 3 CH – 446kgs – €1,270 – €2.84/kg;
  • BBX – 295kgs – €910 – €3.08/kg ;
  • LMX – 505kgs – €1,370 – €2.67/kg;
  • LMX – 390kgs – €1,290 – €3.31/kg;
  • CH – 335kgs – €1,100 – €3.28/kg;
  • LMX – 390kgs – €1,240 – €3.18/kg;
  • 3 HEX – 383kgs – €980- €2.56/kg;
  • 5 CHX – 338kgs – €1,090 – €3.24/kg;
  • 2 AA – 442kgs – €1,050- €2.37/kg.

Reports:

Read a report from last week’s cattle sale.

Upcoming sales at Ennis Mart:

  • Every Tuesday: Weanlings, dairy & suckler stock, runners, calves, sheep bull weanlings @ 11am. Heifer weanlings @ 12:30 and calf sale @10.30am.
  • 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.

Email us – [email protected] – to include your reports. 

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