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Limousin bull calf sells for €540 at Ennis Mart

Ennis Mart, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Welcome to this week’s Ennis Mart report. Just over 1,000 lots were on offer at the mart’s cattle sale on Tuesday, February 2nd, according to a spokesperson.

They noted that the sale attracted a large entry of suckler stock, including a clearance of 50 cows.

“Pairs in this ring hit €2,400 and in-calf lots made to €1,700. Calf [numbers] still remaining small, with 40 lots in offer.”

“These topped out at €540 for 2-month-old Limousin bull calf.  AA calves made €140 to €240. Friesian bulls made €70 to €130. Runner heifers made to €750 and runner bulls hit a high of €830.”

“The quality in both the bull weanlings and heifer weanlings was more mixed today and the lesser lots were easier by about €20, whereas the top quality lots held the trade.” the spokesperson concluded.

Mart prices – weanling bulls:

  • CH – 260kgs – €870 – €3.34/kg;
  • LM – 272kgs – €820 – €3.01/kg;
  • LM – 250kgs – €770 – €3.08/kg;
  • BB – 465kgs – €1,470 – €3.16/kg;
  • LM – 405kgs – €1,240 – €3.06/kg;
  • LM – 400kgs – €1,120 – €2.80/kg;
  • BBX – 465kgs – €1,470 – €3.16/kg ;
  • CH – 390kgs – €1,180 – €3.02/kg;
  • LM – 375kgs – €1,180 – €3.15/kg;
  • LM – 345kgs – €1,010 – €2.92/kg;
  • LM – 415kgs – €1,140 – €2.74/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 362kgs – €990 – €2.73/kg;
  • CH 415kgs – €1,090 – €2.62/kg;
  • BBX – 295kgs – €970 – €3.28/kg.

Weanling heifers:

  • LM – 250kgs – €890 – €3.56/kg;
  • LMX – 360kgs – €1,040 – €2.89/kg;
  • CHX – 275kgs – €890 – €3.24/kg;
  • LM – 350kgs – €1,130 – €3.23/kg;
  • CH – 370kgs – €1,060 – €2.86/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 377kgs – €990- €2.62/kg;
  • LM – 320kgs – €980 – €3.06/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 420kgs – €1,080 – €2.57/kg;
  • 1 CH – 330kgs – €970 – €2.94/kg;
  • LM – 370kgs – €1,000 – €2.70/kg.
Mart prices – Last week’s sale

Just under 700 entries, including weanlings, calves and sucklers, were presented for sale at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, January 26th, according to a spokesperson.

They reported that the sale attracted a larger entry than the previous week, with trade “quite strong yet again”.

“Calf numbers increased slightly but mostly continentals on offer and €550 was achieved for a 2-month-old Charolais bull. One Friesian bull on offer and he made €120.”

“A good entry of suckler stock again with in-calf lots hitting €1,910.  Pairs hit €1,980 today. Trade was quite strong in the bulls and heifers again today and bulls were a shade dearer, but quality was better in the bull ring also.”

WEANLING PRICES – BULLS:

  • CHX – 420kgs – €1,220 – €2.90/kg;
  • BBX – 250kgs – €910 – €3.64/kg;
  • CHX – 340kgs – €1,020 – €3.00/kg;
  • LMX – 290kgs – €870 – €3.00/kg;
  • CHX – 290kgs – €860 – €2.96/kg;
  • AA – 350kgs – €850 – €2.43/kg;
  • CHX – 440kgs – €1,230 – €2.79/kg;
  • LMX – 275kgs – €850 – €3.09/kg;
  • CH – 395kgs – €1,120 – €2.83/kg;
  • LMX – 425kgs – €1,110 – €2.61/kg;
  • CH – 300kgs – €1,070 – €3.24/kg;
  • AA – 390kgs – €870 – €2.23/kg.

WEANLING PRICES – HEIFERS:

  • 2 AA – 377kgs – €780 – €2.07/kg;
  • 3 BBX – 267kgs – €880 – €3.30/kg;
  • 1 LMX – 330kgs – €1,070 – €3.24/kg;
  • 4 CHX – 296kgs – €870 – €2.93/kg;
  • 1 LM – 435kgs – €1,100 – €2.53/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 272kgs – €840 – €3.08/kg;
  • 1 CH – 330kgs – €1,120 – €3.39/kg;
  • 3 CH – 363kgs – €980- €2.70/kg;
  • 1 LMX – 360kgs – €1,080 – €3.00/kg;
  • 4 CH – 387kgs – €1,010 – €2.61/kg;
  • 2 AA – 322kgs – €710 – €2.20/kg;
  • 1 CH – 400kgs – €1,070 – €2.67/kg.

Mart information

  • Address: Ennis weanlings & sheep Mart Quin Rd, Bunnow, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • County: Clare – Town: Ennis
  • Phone:656824411
  • Email:info@claremarts.ie

Upcoming sale dates at the Ennis Mart:

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