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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Ennis: Exporters active for weanlings, but calves a ‘slightly stiffer’ trade

Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 03-05-2022

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, just under 850 cattle were on offer at its most recent sale on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022.

They noted that trade, in the bull and heifer rings, was similar to the previous week. They explained that exporters and farmers were active in the bull ring especially, while the heifer ring attracted “a small bit of shipping activity”.

Meanwhile, pairs in the suckler ring made to €2,580 and very few in-calf lots topped out at €1,950.

In the calf ring, almost 200 lots met with a “slightly stiffer trade”, except for “very good” entries.

Continentals hit €560, while Hereford-cross calves sold to €330, and Aberdeen-Angus-crosses fetched up to €245. Lastly, dairy stock topped out at €1,500.

Ennis Mart 03-05-2022:

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 370kgs – €1,390- €3.75/kg;
  • CH – 415kgs – €1,440 – €3.47/kg;
  • CH – 370kgs – €1,340- €3.62/kg;
  • LM – 425kgs – €1,330 – €3.13/kg;
  • CH -355kgs – €1,210- €3.41/kg;
  • LM – 400kgs – €1,080 – €2.70/kg;
  • CH – 290kgs – €1,100 – €3.79/kg;
  • 2 AA – 432kgs – €1,070 – €2.47/kg;
  • LM – 275kgs – €880 – €3.20/kg;
  • CH – 350kgs – €1,180 – €3.37/kg.

Weanling bull prices:

  • BBX – 380kgs – €1,450 – €3.81/kg;
  • LM – 715kgs – €1,980 – €2.77/kg;
  • LM – 365kgs – €1,360 – €3.72/kg;
  • CH – 325kgs – €1,200 – €3.69/kg;
  • LM – 540kgs – €1,480 – €2.74/kg;
  • BBX – 350kgs – €1,260 – €3.60/kg;
  • LM – 475kgs – €1,400 – €2.94/kg;
  • 3 CH – 296kgs – €970 – €3.27/kg;
  • CH – 420kgs – €1,300 – €3.09/kg;
  • CH – 355kgs – €1,180- €3.32/kg.

Last week:

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, just under 1,000 lots passed through its rings on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022.

They reported that despite an increase in numbers across all categories, trade “remained strong”.

They noted that trade was “especially strong” in the bull weanling ring as farmers and exporters were “very active”.

Hereford-calves calves ranged from €150 to €270, while Aberdeen-Angus calves changed hands from €130-€240 and continental calves peaked at €605. Furthermore, Friesian calves sold from €5/head.

Meanwhile, a number of dairy cows went under the hammer for up to €2,000, while pairs in the suckler ring soared to €2,640 and in-calf lots topped out at €1,700.

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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