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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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Shipper activity ‘light’ at Ennis Mart

Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 23-02-2021

Welcome to this week’s Ennis Mart report. Over 700 lots were presented for sale at the Clare-based mart on Tuesday, February 23rd, according to a spokesperson.

They noted that the sale attracted some 200 calves, which met with a “fine” trade.

“To give farmers credit, they are holding them [calves] until they are 3-4-weeks-old and they were well looked after also. It was exactly what farmer buyers required as shipper activity was light.”

Lighter Friesian bulls went under the hammer from €40 to €70, while better lots pushed from €75 to €145.

Aberdeen Angus calves, both bulls and heifers, made from €170 to €265. Meanwhile, Hereford-cross heifer calves traded from €180 to €260 and Hereford-cross bulls changed hands from €180 to €360.

“A small entry of suckler stock made to €1,990 for pairs and to €1,600 for in-calf lots. The quality weanling also held a great trade, especially in the 320kg to 380kg bracket. Quality was variable all round in the weanling rings.” the spokesperson added.

Ennis Mart – 23-02-2021 summary: 
WEANLING BULLS:
  • CH 285kgs – €870 – €3.05/kg;
  • CHX 370kgs – €1,050 – €2.84/kg;
  • CH 250kgs – €810 – €3.24/kg;
  • LMX 445kgs – €1,110 – €2.49/kg;
  • 3 LMX 278kgs – €850 – €3.05/kg;
  • LM 410kgs – €1,050 – €2.56/kg;
  • LMX 380kgs – €1,110 – €2.92/kg;
  • 4 CHX 443kgs – €1,080 – €2.40/kg;
  • CHX – 370kgs – €1,070 – €2.89/kg;
  • 2 HEX 330kgs – €710 – €2.15/kg;
  • AA 335kgs – €700 – €2.09/kg.
WEANLING HEIFERS:
  • LM 330kgs – €1,000 – €3.03/kg;
  • CHX 270kgs – €920 – €3.41/kg;
  • LM 270kgs – €870 – €3.00/kg;
  • SIX 445kgs – €1,280 – €2.87/kg;
  • CHX 390kgs – €1,110 – €2.84/kg;
  • 2 CH 425kgs – €1,090 – €2.56/kg;
  • LM 400kgs – €1,060- €2.65/kg;
  • HEX 440kgs – €800 – €1.82/kg;
  • LM 380kgs – €1,050 – €2.76/kg.
Last week – Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

A smaller entry of bull and heifer weanlings went under the hammer at the Clare-based venue on Tuesday (February 16th), according to a spokesperson who noted that calf numbers are increasing.

A large entry of suckler stock included a clearance sale for Pallaskenry Agricultural College with a top call of €1,850 for pairs in this ring and up to €1,830 for in-calf entries.

“Calves were a great trade. Some excellent Friesian bull calves on offer, and these made up to €235. The lighter shipping-type calves made from €50 to €90.”

“Continental bull calves made to €430, Aberdeen Angus heifer calves made to €250 and bulls sold to €300.”

“It must be said, the demand is, for good calves of four weeks of age. Quality was more variable in both bull and heifer weanlings, but quality held a fine trade.” the spokesperson added as they remarked at calf numbers are increasing.

You can read a full report with sample prices from last week’s sale by clicking here.

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. Heifers weanlings @ 12:30 and calf sale @10.30
  • Every Thursday: bullocks, heifers, dry cows & aged bulls. bullocks @11:00am and cows @10.30
  • To read more coverage mart prices on That’s Farming, click here.
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