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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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‘The weak, young calf was not wanted’

Ennis Mart – cattle prices – 08-02-2022

According to a spokesperson, a small entry of weanlings passed through the rings at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022.

However, calf numbers increased, with a “good” prevailing for quality entries in this ring.

Speaking following the sale, the spokesperson said: “The weak, young calf was not wanted.”

“Good Friesian bull calves made €100 to €200, while lighter calves made €50 to €100.”

“Aberdeen Angus bull and heifer calves made up to €240. Hereford-cross calves made up to €430 for bulls.”

“Friesian heifers peaked at €250. Continental calves made up to €500. Pairs in the suckler ring made up to €1,780 and in-calf lots made up to €1,700. Quality varied in the bulls and heifers, but overall, they were a strong trade,” the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, an entry of in-calf dairy heifers ranged from €1,370 to €1,630. “These were light young heifers but had good EBI figures of €200 plus and good butterfat and protein figures also,” the spokesperson remarked.

Ennis Mart 08-02-2022:

Weanling bulls:
  • LM – 254kgs – €840 – €3.43/kg;
  • 2 LM – 470kgs – €1,310 – €2.78/kg;
  • CH – 240kgs – €810 – €3.37/kg;
  • CH – 515kgs – €1,460 – €2.83/kg;
  • CHX – 297kgs – €990 – €3.33/kg;
  • LIM – 410kgs – €1,300 – €3.17/kg;
  • LIM – 290kgs – €950 – €3.27/kg;
  • CH – 500kgs – €1,360 – €2.72/kg;
  • 3 CH – 373kgs – €1,130 – €3.03/kg;
  • 2 LIM – 437kgs – €1,240 – €2.83/kg;
  • LM – 385kgs – €1130 – €2.93/kg;
  • LM – 440kgs- €1280 – €2.91/kg.
Weanling heifers:
  • LM – 425kgs – €1,190 – €2.80/kg;
  • 2 LM – 372kgs – €1,200 – €3.22/kg;
  • AA – 450kgs – €1,050 – €2.33/kg;
  • CH – 375kgs – €1,160 – €3.09/kg;
  • 1 CH – 445kgs – €1,180 – €2.80/kg;
  • 3 LM – 358kgs – €1080 – €3.01/kg;
  • CH – 295kgs – €860 – €2.91/kg;
  • CH – 370kgs – €1,100 – €2.97/kg;
  • 2 CH – 257kgs – €800 – €3.10/kg;
  • LMX – 385kgs – €1,040 – €2.70/kg.
Further reading:

Last week’s report.

Upcoming sales at Ennis Mart:

  • Every Tuesday: Weanlings, dairy & suckler stock, runners, calves, sheep bull weanlings @ 11am. Heifer weanlings @ 12:30 and calf sale @10.30
  • 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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