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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Cattle trade ‘just about holds its own’ in Ennis

Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 02-05-2023

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, just over 850 lots came under the hammer at Tuesday’s (May 2nd, 2023) general cattle sale.

They reported that an “excellent” trade prevailed for pairs in the suckler ring, with highs of €2,640, with many lots making between €2,000-€2,500 and in-calf e to €1,960.

They commented: “Trade just about held its own, yet some very fancy prices were achieved in both rings.”

“The strong suck calves met a very good trade with Hereford-cross types making between €165 to €400 and Aberdeen Angus-cross calves making from €75 to €375,” the spokesperson added.

Ennis Mart 02-05-2023

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LMX – 290kgs – €1,110 – €3.82/kg;
  • LM – 385Kgs – €1,600- €4.15/kg;
  • 3 CHX – 252kgs – €1,070 – €4.25/kg;
  • LMX – 355kgs – €1,390 – €3.91/kg;
  • LM – 405kgs – €1,380- €3.40/kg;
  • BBX – 345kgs – €1,170 – €3.39/kg;
  • 2 CH – 425kgs – €1,370 – €3.22/kg;
  • LMX – 325kgs – €1,240 – €3.81/kg;
  • CHX – 265kgs – €1,040 – €3.92/kg;
  • LM – 235kgs – €880 – €3.74/kg;
  • AAX – 360kgs – €910 – €2.53/kg;
  • HEX – 350kgs – €960 – €2.74/kg.
Weanling bull prices:
  • LMX – 290kgs – €1,100 – €3.79/kg;
  • CHX – 225kgs – €900 – €4.00/kg;
  • CH – 270kgs – €1,050 – €3.89/kg;
  • HEX – 275kgs – €890- €3.23/kg;
  • CH – 375kgs – €1,480 – €3.94/kg;
  • 3 LM – 370kgs – €1,380 – €3.73/kg;
  • LM – 430kgs – €1,510 – €3.51/kg;
  • AAX – 465kgs – €1,500 – €3.22/kg;
  • LMX – 420kgs – €1,450 – €3.45/kg;
  • 3 LM – 426kgs – €1,410 – €3.30/kg;
  • LM – 395kgs – €1,410 – €3.57/kg;
  • LMX – 255kgs – €960 – €3.76/kg .
Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, just over 900 lots changed hands at its general cattle sale on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023.

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Quality stock, they reported, met with an “excellent” trade with some “super” prices for suckler pairs, which maxed out at €3,700.

5 lots in this ring exceeded the €3000 mark, and in-calf lots made to €2200.

The spokesperson remarked: “Again, the strong suck calves were a very good trade with a top call of €590 for a 2-month-old LM bull calf.”

“It is great to see calves with more strength available, and farmers were anxious for these.”

“Again €4.00/kg was breached in the bull ring and similar in the heifer ring, with some excellent prices obtained in both categories,” the spokesperson added.

Read more on this mart report with sample prices.

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.

Mart reports

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

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