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‘Trade held very strong all round but no increase in prices’

Ennis Mart report – cattle prices – 29-04-2021

According to a spokesperson, some 450 lots were presented for sale at Ennis Mart on Thursday, April 29th, 2021.

They reported that “trade held very strong all-round but no increase in prices on the week”.

“There were 20 aged bulls on offer, and some super bulls in these. Again some super cull cows through the sale, and some cows made €1,000 to €1,200 over their weight.”

Ennis Mart 29-04-2021

Heifers:
  • LMX – 395kgs – €1,090 – €2.76/kg;
  • LMX – 555kgs – €1,770 – €3.19/kg;
  • CH – 380kgs – €1,070 – €2.81/kg;
  • LMX – 680kgs – €1,640 – €2.41/kg;
  • LMX – 480kgs – €1,300 – €2.71/kg;
  • CH – 615kgs – €1,560 – €2.54/kg;
  • AAX – 495kgs – €1,210 – €2.44/kg;
  • CH – 595kgs – €1,550 – €2.60/kg;
  • 2 HEX – 555kgs – €1,150 – €2.07/kg;
  • AA – 510kgs – €1,080 – €2.12/kg;
  • LMX – 455kgs – €1,140 – €2.50/kg;
  • HEX – 505kgs – €1,000 – €1.98/kg.
Cull cows:
  • CHX – 845kgs – €2,030 – €2.40/kg;
  • LMX – 660kgs – €1,600 – €2.42/kg;
  • FR – 860kgs – €1,440 – €1.67/kg;
  • CH – 590kgs – €1,350 – €2.29/kg;
  • FR – 830kgs – €1,380 – €1.66/kg;
  • FR – 675kgs – €990 – €1.46/kg;
  • LMX – 780kgs – €1,870 – €2.39/kg;
  • FR – 535kgs – €800 – €1.49/kg;
  • CH – 625kgs – €1,430 – €2.29/kg;
  • LM – 940kgs – €2,160 – €2.29/kg;
  • LM – 780kgs – €1,770 – €2.27/kg.
Aged bulls:
  • LM – 1,150kgs – €2,110 – €1.83/kg;
  • CH – 745kgs – €1,540 – €2.07/kg;
  • LM – 900kgs – €1,720 – €1.91/kg;
  • HEX – 1,085kgs – €1,830 – €1.68/kg;
  • LM – 1,085kgs – €2,000 – €1.84/kg;
  • SH – 950kgs – €1,570 – €1.65/kg.

Cattle prices last week

According to a spokesperson, almost 500 lots went under the hammer at Ennis Mart on Thursday, April 22nd.

Speaking following the sale, a spokesperson said: “Some great cull cows and many with good flesh and these were well appreciated by the buyers. There was a great trade for the beef cow.”

“Heifer quality somewhat more variable but quality lots still attracting very strong prices.  A number of aged bulls on offer also and these met a strong trade and averaged €1.90/kg with a top call of €2,120 for a CH of 1,130kgs.”

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: bullocks, heifers, dry cows & aged bulls. bullocks @11:00am and cows @10.30
  • You can find more mart reports on That’s Farming, click here
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