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Suckler pairs climb to €2,500 at Ennis Mart

Ennis Mart report – cattle prices – 11-05-2021

According to a spokesperson, just over 600 entries, including some 170 calves, went under the hammer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021.

The spokesperson reported that calves “held a great trade” with a top call of €580 for a Belgian Blue heifer.

“Small numbers of Friesian bull calves and these made €85 to €145.  Quite a few Hereford-cross calves and these made €145 to €380.”

“Aberdeen-Angus-cross calves made €125 to €240. Good Continental calves making €230 to €580. Suckler pairings made to €2,500. Overall weanlings similar trade to last week but quality more variable in both rings,” the spokesperson added.

The Keane family sold a 500kgs Aberdeen-Angus bull for €1,600 in aid of hospice.

Ennis Mart 11-05-2021

Weanling bull prices:

  • LMX – 285kgs – €860 – €3.02/kg;
  • 3 LMX – 350kgs – €1,000 – €2.85/kg;
  • CH – 255kgs – €770 – €3.02/kg;
  • BBX – 320kgs – €1,000 – €3.12/kg;
  • CHX – 395kgs – €1,110 – €2.81/kg;
  • CHX – 410kgs – €1,140 – €2.78/kg;
  • CH – 315kgs – €970 – €3.08/kg;
  • 4 CH – 400kgs – €1,085 – €2.71/kg;
  • CH – 370kgs – €990 – €2.67/kg;
  • LMX – 390kgs – €1,050 – €2.69/kg.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LMX 415kgs – €1,340 – €3.23/kg;
  • 3 LM 403kgs – €1,130 – €2.80/kg;
  • CH 375kgs – €1,040 – €2.77/kg;
  • LMX 305kgs – €1,050 – €3.44/kg;
  • CH 405kgs – €1,060 – €2.62/kg;
  • LM 350kgs – €1,090 – €3.11/kg;
  • 3 CHX 362kgs – €1,070 – €2.96/kg;
  • LMX 270kgs – €890 – €3.29/kg.

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.

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: Heifers, dry cows & aged bulls.
  • Every Friday: Bullock sale.

You can read more mart reports on That’s Farming.

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