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Forward cattle up €20-€30/head in Ennis

Farming News/Mart Reports: Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 17-08-2023

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, just over 750 lots came under the hammer at Thursday’s (August 17th, 2023) sale, with a mix of both forward and store cattle in both the bullock and heifer rings.

They noted that forward cattle were up at least €20-30/head on the previous week’s levels.

The spokesperson said: “A few more farmers were about today for stores.”

“Store bullocks hit €3.30/kg. Some great continental cows were on offer and these averaged €2.24/kg with tops making to €2.65/kg.”

“A handful of aged bulls averaged €2.00/kg, with a top price of €2,300 for a Limousin bull of 955kg.”

“The highlight of the day was an 8-year-old CHX bullock weighing 1,035kgs making €2,440,” the spokesperson added.

Ennis Mart on 17-08-2023

Heifer prices:

  • LMX – 670kgs – €1,890 – €2.82/kg;
  • CHX – 465kgs – €1,490 – €3.20/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 615kgs – €1,730 – €2.81/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 442kgs – €1,400 – €3.16/kg;
  • 3 LMX – 500kgs – €1,570 – €3.14/kg;
  • HEX – 590kgs – €1,490 – €2.53/kg;
  • LMX – 555kgs – €1,610 – €2.90/kg;
  • HEX – 550kgs – €1,340 – €2.44/kg.

Bullock prices:

  • CHX – 785kgs – €2,640 – €3.36/kg;
  • CHX – 500kgs – €1,650 – €3.30/kg;
  • AAX – 860kgs – €2,190 – €2.54/kg;
  • 4 LMX – 577kgs – €1,750 – €3.03/kg;
  • CHX – 885kgs – €2,450 – €2.76/kg;
  • 3 LMX – 453kgs – €1,500 – €3.30/kg;
  • LMX – 650kgs – €1,870 – €2.87/kg;
  • 5 LMX – 361kgs – €1,150 – €3.18/kg.

Cull cow prices:

  • CHX – 910kgs – €2,240 – €2.46/kg;
  • CHX – 670kgs – €1,570 – €2.34/kg;
  • CHX – 800kgs – €1,940 – €2.42/kg;
  • SHX – 590kgs – €1,210 – €2.05/kg;
  • LMX – 795kgs – €2,110 – €2.65/kg;
  • LMX – 675kgs – €1,550 – €2.29/kg;
  • AAX – 635kgs – €1,690 – €2.66/kg;
  • HEX – 570kgs – €1,240 – €2.17/kg.

Tuesday’s cattle sale

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, just over 300 lots crossed the scales at its recent cattle sale on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023.

They noted that “bull weanlings met a fine trade with both shippers and farmers active as these made to €3.97/kg”.

“Heifer weanlings were on par with last week and these made to €3.27/kg,” the spokesperson noted.

In addition, a small entry of calves made to €565 for a three-month-old LM bull, while a smaller entry of sucklers reached €2,520 at Tuesday’s sale.

Read more on this news article.

Upcoming sales at Ennis Mart:

  • Every Tuesday: Weanlings, dairy & suckler stock, runners, calves, sheep bull weanlings @ 11 am. Heifer weanlings @ 12:30 and calf sale @10.30am.
  • Every Thursday: Heifers, dry cows, aged bulls and bullocks until further notice.

Mart reports

Read more mart prices (with cattle and sheep prices) on That’s Farming.

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