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Friesian bulls sell from €30-€130 at Ennis despite no shippers

Ennis Mart report – 09-03-2021

Over 1,000 entries, including 225 calves, passed through the ring at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, March 9th, according to a spokesperson.

They reported that Friesian bulls made from €60 to €130, while light calves ranged from €30 to €50 “despite no shippers available”.

A Limousin bull calf hit €650, and many continentals hit €400 and over. Furthermore, Angus calves reached a high of €315 and Herefords went under the hammer from €280 to €365.

Suckler pairings hit a high of €2,580 for a 2016-born Limousin cow and Charolais bull calf at foot; in-calf lots realised €1,870.

“Trade was very strong in all categories with a 99% clearance in the calf ring and a 95% clearance in other classes of stock.”

Ennis Mart 09-03-2021 – prices as follows:
Weanling bulls:
  • LM – 285kgs – €960 – €3.37/kg;
  • CHX – 490kgs – €1,250 – €2.55/kg;
  • LMX – 293kgs – €860 – €2.93/kg;
  • CH – 270kgs – €890 – €3.29/kg;
  • 2 BBX – 420kgs – €1,140 – €2.71/kg;
  • CHX – 355kgs – €1,110 – €3.12/kg;
  • CH – 400kgs – €1,090 – €2.72/kg;
  • 4 LMX – 386kgs – €1,080 – €2.79/kg;
  • CH – 445kgs – €1,140 – €2.56/kg;
  • LM – 510kgs – €1,190 – €2.33/kg.

Weanling heifers:

  • LM – 225kgs – €920 – €4.09/kg;
  • CHX – 370kgs – €1,265 – €3.42/kg;
  • LMX – 385kgs – €1,330 – €3.45/kg;
  • 3 CHX – 433kgs – €1,140 – €2.63/kg;
  • CH – 365kgs – €1,070 – €2.93/kg;
  • LM – 485kgs – €1,190 – €2.45/kg;
  • CH – 375kgs – €1,020- €2.72/kg;
  • LM – 400kgs – €1,040 – €2.60/kg;
  • 2 CH – 345kgs – €1,020 – €2.95/kg;
  • CHX – 295kgs – €920 – €3.12/kg.

Ennis Mart report – 02-03-2021
Almost 800 lots were on offer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, March 2ndv, 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”.

Mart information
  • Address: Ennis weanlings & sheep Mart Quin Rd, Bunnow, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • County: Clare – Town: Ennis
  • Phone: (065) 682-4411
  • Email: [email protected]
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: bullocks, heifers, dry cows & aged bulls. bullocks @11:00am and cows @10.30
  • Read more coverage mart prices on That’s Farming here.
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