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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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Trade opens ‘strong’ with pairs to €2,370 at Ennis

Ennis Mart – cattle prices – 11-01-2022

According to a spokesperson, trade opened “strong” at Ennis Mart’s first weanling and suckler sale of 2022.

Suckler entries were a “strong trade”, and pairs made to €2,370, while in-calf lots topped out at €1,910.

Following the sale, the spokesperson said: “It must be said there was some nice quality available. No suck calves available today, which is unusual.”

Ennis Mart 11-01-2022

Weanling bull prices:
  • CH – 245kgs – €830 – €3.38/kg;
  • 4 CHX – 370kgs – €1,100 – €2.97/kg;
  • CH – 225kgs – €820 – €3.64/kg;
  • CH – 375kgs – €1,000 – €2.66/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 297kgs – €930 – €3.12/kg;
  • LMX – 360kgs – €980 – €2.72/kg;
  • LMX – 290kgs – €860 – €2.96/kg;
  • CH – 330kgs – €950 – €2.88/kg;
  • 2 CH – 422kgs – €1,120 – €2.65/kg;
  • CH – 440kgs – €1,130 – €2.57/kg.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • 2 LMX – 230kgs – €840 – €3.65/kg;
  • 1 CHX – 285kgs – €900 – €3.16/kg;
  • 3 CH – 316kgs – €910 – €2.87/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 23kgs – €790 – €3.43/kg;
  • LM – 430kgs – €1,000 – €2.32/kg;
  • CH – 365kgs – €1,010 – €2.76/kg;
  • LM – 345kgs – €880 – €2.55/kg;
  • CH – 300kgs – €840 – €2.80/kg;
  • 2 LM – 312kgs – €890 – €2.85/kg;
  • CH – 355kgs – €990 – €2.78/kg.
Last sale of 2021: Cattle prces

According to a spokesperson, just over 200 lots turned out for Ennis Mart’s final sale of 2021.

They reported that the sale drew mainly weanlings and suckler stock along with a small entry of suck calves.

A 3-week-old Charolais bull calf sold for €510, while pairs in the suckler ring hit €2,000 and in-calf lots made up to €1,590. See prices.

Sheep prices:

Meanwhile, the Clare-based mart held its opening sale of the year on Monday, January 10th, 2022. 

A spokesperson reported that just under 500 lots were on offer. 

They remarked that “trade overall similar to pre-Christmas trade and a top shout of €169 for lambs”.

“Mostly heavy lambs were available and stores were scarce. Cull ewes hit €152 and a handful of breeders in-lamb made to €170.” 

Lambs:

  • 10 @ 54kgs – €167 – €3.09/kg;
  • 12 @ 53.5kgs – €169 – €3.16/kg;
  • 6 @ 58.5kgs – €165 – €2.82/kg;
  • 10 @ 56.5kgs – €163 – €2.88/kg;
  • 11 @ 55kgs – €162 – €2.94/kg;
  • 12 @ 49kgs – €157 – €3.20/kg; 
  • 12 @ 54kgs – €162 – €3.00/kg;
  • 6 @ 51kgs – €156 – €3.06/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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