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Strong demand for 300-350kg weanling bulls at Ennis

Tuesday, January 21st saw over 500 lots go under the hammer at Ennis Mart, according to a spokesperson. 

They outlined that weanling bulls met with a “cracking” trade due to the presence of farmers, exporters and specialised feeders; farmers and feeders were active for the heifer ring. 

“The nice quality bull weanlings in the 300kg to 350kg bracket were very dear.” the spokesperson added.

Calves climbed to €540, while heifer runners topped out at €650 over and bull runners topped out at €770; pairs in the suckler ring sold for up to €2,000 and in-calf lots made to €1,480.  

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 CH 290kgs – €990 – €3.41/kg;
  • 1 LM – 385kgs – €1,020 – €2.65/kg;
  • 1 LM – 290kgs – €980 – €3.38/kg;
  • 1 LM – 350kgs – €1,000 – €2.86/kg;
  • 1 CH – 240kgs – €840 – €3.50/kg;
  • 1 LM – 400kgs – €1,150 – €2.87/kg;
  • 1 LM – 390kgs – €1,065 – €2.73/kg;
  • 1 LM – 540kgs – €1,195 – €2.21/kg;
  • 3 CH – 400kgs – €1,050 – €2.62/kg;
  • 1 CHX – 520kgs – €1,200 – €2.31/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 1 LM – 295kgs – €915 – €3.10/kg;
  • 2 SIX – 480kgs – €1,125 – €2.34/kg;
  • 1 CH – 265kgs – €775 – €2.92/kg;
  • 2 LM – 412kgs – €1,035 – €2.51/kg;
  • 1 LM – 370kgs – €1,040 – €2.81/kg;
  • 1 CH – 325kgs – €870 – €2.67/kg;
  • 1 CH – 310kgs – €875 – €2.82/kg;
  • 1 HEX – 505kgs – €930 – €1.84/kg.

SHEEP:

“Again, the hoggets a great trade and very similar to last week with 57kgs making to €132. Likewise, cull ewes a very strong trade with a few great ewes making €142/hd.” the spokesperson concluded.

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