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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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€545 for 1-month-old Charolais calf at Ennis Mart

Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Welcome to this week’s Ennis Mart report. Just under 900 entries were offered for sale at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, February 9th, according to a spokesperson.

They noted that some 60 calves met with a “good” trade but stressed that buyers are in the market for calves that are at least 3-weeks-old, and well-fed.

“Top price in this ring was for a Charolais bull calf of a month old and he made €545. Friesian bull calves generally made from €45 to €85 with a few better lots making €90 to €135. Aberdeen-Angus calves made from €155 to €40.”

Again, a strong entry of suckler stock and pairs fetched from €1,500 to €2,170, while in-calf lots ranged from €1,400 to €2,190.

“A fair few heavy bull weanlings but good stock and this helped maintain the price. A few exceptional heifers made very fancy prices today and hit €4.07 per kg. Overall, trade was very solid, but quality was good.” the spokesperson added.

Ennis cattle prices – Weanling bulls:
  • LMX 415kgs – €1,200 – €2.89/kg;
  • CHX 265kgs – €820 – €3.09/kg;
  • LMX 270kgs – €870 – €3.22/kg;
  • AA 315kgs – €770 – €2.44/kg;
  • LM 260kgs – €800 – €3.07/kg;
  • CH 350kgs – €960 – €2.74/kg;
  • BBX 345kgs – €990 – €2.87/kg;
  • CH 470kgs – €1,260 – €2.68/kg;
  • LMX 325kgs – €990 – €3.05/kg;
  • 2 AAX 385kgs – €820 – €2.13/kg;
  • CH 390kgs – €1,120 – €2.87/kg;
  • LMX 375kgs – €1,070 – €2.85/kg.
Weanling heifers:
  • LMX – 385kgs – €1,570 – €4.07/kg;
  • 5 CH – 299kgs – €860 – €2.87/kg;
  • LM – 350kgs – €1,400 – €4.00/kg;
  • CH – 410kgs – €1,070 – €2.61/kg;
  • SIX – 245kgs – €880 – €3.57/kg;
  • LM – 360kgs – €1,200 – €3.33/kg;
  • 2 LM – 267kgs – €830 – €3.10/kg;
  • CH – 325kgs – €1,040 – €3.20/kg;
  • 1 AA – 310kgs – €650 – €2.10/kg;
  • CH – 360kgs – €990- €2.75/kg.
Cattle prices at Ennis – last week’s sale

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:
  • LM – 415kgs – €1,140 – €2.74/kg;
  • CH – 260kgs – €870 – €3.34/kg;
  • LM – 272kgs – €820 – €3.01/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 – 345kgs – €1,010 – €2.92/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 362kgs – €990 – €2.73/kg;
  • LM – 375kgs – €1,180 – €3.15/kg;
  • CH 415kgs – €1,090 – €2.62/kg;
  • BBX – 295kgs – €970 – €3.28/kg;
  • LM – 250kgs – €770 – €3.08/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 information

  • Address: Ennis weanlings & sheep Mart Quin Rd, Bunnow, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • County: Clare – Town: Ennis
  • Phone: (065) 682-4411
  • Email: [email protected]

Upcoming sale dates at the Ennis Mart:

  • Every Tuesday: Weanling, dairy & suckler stock, runners, calves, sheep bull weanlings @11am. Heifers Weanlings 12:30, Calf Sale @10.30
  • Every Thursday: Bullocks, Heifers, Dry Cows & Aged Bulls Bullocks @11:00am, Cows @10.30
  • Read more coverage mart prices on That’s Farming.
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