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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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‘Serious’ demand for weanling heifers in Ennis

Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 30-05-2033

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, Tuesday, May 30th, 2023, saw a smaller entry of just over 400 lots, including 130 calves, cross the scales.

They noted that “bull weanlings met a good trade and made to €4.48/kg, while heifer weanlings met with serious demand, both at the ringside and online, and these made to €4.35/kg.

Meanwhile, a mixed run of sucklers ranged from €1,040 to €2,260 at Tuesday’s sale.

The spokesperson noted that “some very good, strong” calves were on offer with Hereford-crosses from €165 to €420, while Aberdeen Angus-crosses ranged from €160 to €300 and continental calves peaked at €520.

Ennis Mart Prices on 30-05-2033 

Weanling bull prices:

  • LMX – 205kgs – €920 – €4.48/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 330kgs – €1,310 – €3.96/kg;
  • 3 LMX – 243kgs – €1,020 – €4.19/kg;
  • CHX – 400kgs- €1,510- €3.77/kg;
  • CHX – 280kgs – €1,100 – €3.92/kg​;
  • BBX – 360kgs – €1,370 – €3.80/kg;
  • CHX – 365kgs – €1,480 – €4.05/kg;
  • CHX – 345kgs – €1,310 – €3.79/kg.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LMX – 280kgs – €1,220 – €4.35/kg​;
  • 3 CHX – 346Kgs – €1,370- €3.95/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 295kgs – €1,150 – €3.89/kg;
  • ​LMX- 470kgs – €1,710 – €3.63/kg;
  • CHX – 350kgs – €1,450- €4.14/kg​;
  • 2 LMX – 375kgs – €1,440 – €3.84/kg;
  • LMX – 330kgs – €1,370 – €4.15/kg;​
  • LMX – 180kgs – €700 – €3.88/kg.
Last week’s cattle sale

According to a spokesperson at Ennis Mart, a slightly smaller entry of just shy of 600 lots passed through the rings at Tuesday’s (May 23rd, 2023), cattle sale.

The spokesperson reported that the sale saw an increased numbers of calves, with Hereford-crosses making from €150 to €320 and Aberdeen Angus calves selling from €145 to €365.

Meanwhile, Friesian calves ranged from €120 to €265, and continentals maxed out at €560 for a Charolais heifer calf.

Again, a “strong “entry of suckler stock saw pairs hit €2,360 and in-calf lots made to €1,820.

The spokesperson remarked: “A very strong trade prevailed for bull weanlings, with shippers and farmers active in this ring.”

Read more on this mart 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 @10.30am.
  • Every Thursday: Heifers, dry cows & aged bulls.
  • Every Friday: Bullock sale.

Mart reports

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