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Weanling heifer sells for €3,580 (€9.42/kg) at Ennis

Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 23-08-2022

A Belgian-Blue-cross-Limousin heifer crossing the scales at 380kgs and changing hands for €3,580 (€9.42/kg), was the highlight of Ennis Mart’s weanling show and sale on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022.

That is according to a spokesperson who reported that just under 800 weanlings came under the hammer.

Speaking following the general cattle sale, they said:

“There were some fabulous entries on offer, especially in the bull ring of all weights.”

“In the bull ring, it was a mixture of farmers buying to castrate, bull beef finishers and shippers, whereas in the heifer ring, farmers and feeders that were active.”

“A great demand prevailed for heavy bulls. A small entry of suckler stock met a strong demand, with pairs hitting €2,500 in in-calf lots to €2,080,” the spokesperson added.

Ennis Mart 23-08-2022

Weanling heifer prices:

  • BBX – 380kgs – €3,580 – €9.42/kg;
  • BBX – 420kgs – €2,490- €5.93/kg;
  • CH – 310kgs – €940 – €3.03/kg;
  • BBX – 400kgs – €1,660 – €4.15/kg;
  • BB – 405kgs – €1,580- €3.90/kg;
  • LM – 430kgs – €1,600 – €3.72/kg;
  • LIM – 350kgs – €1,390 – €3.97/kg;
  • CH – 375kgs – €1,240 – €3.31/kg;
  • 1 LIM 340kgs – €1,380- €4.06/kg;
  • 1 LMX 355kgs – €1,200 – €3.38/kg.

Weanling bull prices:

  • 2 CH – 260kgs – €1,030 – €3.96/kg;
  • CH – 460kgs – €2,000 – €4.35/kg;
  • CH – 295kgs – €990 – €3.35/kg;
  • BBX – 495kgs – €1,850 – €3.74/kg;
  • BBX – 395kgs – €1,510 – €3.82/kg;
  • 2 BBX – 537kgs – €1,790 – €3.33/kg;
  • CH – 350kgs – €1,340 – €3.82/kg;
  • LMX – 490kgs – €1,730 – €3.53/kg;
  • 5 CH – 246kgs – €890 – €3.62/kg;
  • BB – 415kgs – €1,580 – €3.81/kg.
Show and sale results:
Class Class Description
1 Best Charolais Bull

1st – 3E – Martin Killeen, Ballymakeabeg, Mullagh, Co Clare.  460kgs €2,000

2nd – 35M -John Meehan, Moohaune, Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare.  555kgs €1,720

2 Best Limousin Bull

1st – 3H – Martin Killeen, Ballymakeabeg, Mullagh, Co Clare. 395kgs €1,280.

2nd – 30C – Pat Cotter, Monreel, Ennistymon, Inagh, Co Clare. 385kgs €1,330

3 Best Belgian Blue Bull

1st – 41A – Pat O’Rourke, Lissycasey, Co Clare. 415kgs €1,580

2nd – 10B – Michael Murphy, Rath, Mullagh Co Clare.  495kgs €1,850

4 Group of 2 Continental Bulls

1st – 10 – Michael Murphy, Rath, Mullagh, Co Clare. 2 BBX  537.5kgs €1,790

5 Best Charolais Heifer 

1st – 113 -Robert Hammersly, Buffanoka, Cappamore, Co Limerick. 375kgs €1,240

2nd – 104A – Tony Mullins, Monreel, Ennistymon, Co Clare.  330kgs €1,090

6 Best Limousin Heifer

1st – 126C -Pat Horgan, Castletown, Killmallock, Co Limerick.  355kgs €1,200

2nd – 102A – Martin Killeen, Ballymakeabeg, Mullagh, Co Clare. 340kgs €1,380

7 Best Belgian Blue Heifer

1st – 104D –John Walsh, Ballylooby, Cahir, Co Tipperary. 405kgs €1,580

8 Best Pair of Continental Heifers

1st – 125 – Noel O’Loughlin, Kells, Corofin, Co Clare. 2 x 255kgs €720

 

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.

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