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‘Cracking’ trade for sucklers at Ennis

A mart spokesperson reported that over 700 entries were presented for sale at Ennis on Tuesday, February 4th.

They noted that heifers improved by €20-€30/head on the previous week, while bulls were similar to the previous week. Continental calves topped out at €580, while Friesian calves went under the hammer from €40 to €115 and Hereford calves peaked at €325.  

“A number of in-calf dairy stock made to €1,680. An absolute cracking trade for suckler stock and in-calf lots of these reached €2,000 with a clearance of AA in-calf cows making from €1,230 to €1,830, while pairs reached €2,030.” 

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 CH – 285kgs – €875 – €3.07/kg;
  • 1 LM – 335kgs – €1,010 – €3.01/kg;
  • 1 LM – 250kgs – €835 – €3.34/kg;
  • 1 LM – 425kgs – €1,080 – €2.54/kg;
  • 2 CH – 272kgs – €830 – €3.04/kg;
  • 2 LM – 405kgs – €1,075 – €2.65/kg;
  • 3 LM – 390kgs – €1,190 – €3.05/kg;
  • 1 CH – 345kgs – €1,020 – €2.95/kg;
  • 3 CH – 393kgs – €1,045 – €2.65/kg;
  • 1 CH – 380kgs – €1,015 – €2.67/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LM – 275kgs – €860 – €3.13/kg;
  • 1 LM – 325kgs – €1,000 – €3.08/kg;
  • 1 LM – 245kgs – €805 – €3.28/kg;
  • 1 CH – 460kgs – €1,110 – €2.41/kg;
  • 1 BBX – 240kgs – €785 – €3.27/kg;
  • 1 CH – 365kgs – €940 – €2.57/kg;
  • 1 CH – 355kgs – €1,070 – €3.01/kg;
  • 1 CH – 350kgs – €940 – €2.68/kg;
  • 1 LM – 415kgs – €1,000 – €2.41/kg;
  • 1 LM – 330kgs – €960 – €2.91/kg.

SHEEP:

“Again, were sheep a very strong trade and hoggets reached €136 with a pen of 13 at 57kgs making €134. Cull ewes made from €50 to €128.” the spokesperson added.

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