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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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Suckler pairs climb to €2,560 at Ennis Mart

Ennis Mart report – cattle prices – 18-05-2021

According to a spokesperson, some 600 lots, including some 140 calves, went under the hammer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021.

A spokesperson reported that ringside and online activity generated a “strong trade” in the calf ring. They reported that the majority of calves on offer were continentals, with a top call of €645.

“Bull trade strong also with quite a few autumn-born weanlings again. Again, the quality heifers a very fine trade and a few farmers about for a breeding heifer.”

“A handful of Friesian yearling heifers made from €660 to €850. Suckler pairs made to €2,560. Overall, trade very similar to last week in all rings,” the spokesperson added.

Ennis Mart 18-05-2021

Weanling bull prices:
  • 2 CH – 285kgs – €900 – €3.16/kg;
  • CH – 340kgs – €1,080 – €3.17/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 407kgs – €1,170 – €2.87/kg;
  • LM – 260kgs – €870 – €3.34/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 307kgs – €1,060 – €3.45/kg;
  • LMX – 230kgs – €860 – €3.74/kg;
  • 4 CHX – 377kgs – €1,030 – €2.73/kg;
  • CH – 390kgs – €1,100 – €2.82/kg;
  • 2 CH – 405kgs – €1,140 – €2.81/kg;
  • 1 LM – 340kgs – €1,020 – €3.00/kg.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • LMX – 295kgs – €1,090 – €3.69/kg;
  • CH – 325kgs – €1,070 – €3.29/kg;
  • LMX – 370kgs – €1,220 – €3.30/kg;
  • LM – 390kgs – €1,140 – €2.92/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 242kgs – €860 – €3.54/kg;
  • LMX – 520kgs – €1,350 – €2.59/kg;
  • CHX – 430kgs – €1,210 – €2.81/kg;
  • CH – 335kgs – €1,080 – €3.22/kg;
  • LM – 275kgs – €930 – €3.38/kg;
  • CH – 305kgs – €1,090 – €3.57/kg.

Cattle prices at Ennis Mart last week

According to a spokesperson, just over 600 entries, including some 170 calves, went under the hammer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021.

The spokesperson reported that calves “held a great trade” with a top call of €580 for a Belgian Blue heifer.

“Small numbers of Friesian bull calves and these made €85 to €145.  Quite a few Hereford-cross calves and these made €145 to €380.”

“Aberdeen-Angus-cross calves made €125 to €240. Good Continental calves making €230 to €580. Suckler pairings made to €2,500. Overall weanlings similar trade to last week but quality more variable in both rings,” the spokesperson added.

The Keane family sold a 500kgs Aberdeen-Angus bull for €1,600 in aid of hospice.

Mart information

  • Address: Ennis weanlings & sheep Mart Quin Rd, Bunnow, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • County: Clare – Town: Ennis
  • Phone: (065) 682-4411
  • Email: info@claremarts.ie

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.

You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming, click here

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