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Mulligan judges Ennis’ autumn-born weanling show & sale which sees highs of €2,000

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 22-08-2023

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, its annual weanling show and sale was held on Thursday, August 22nd, with over 700 on offer, and a 95% clearance across the board.

They noted that farmers and feeders drove demand in the heifer ring, which attracted some breeding types that peaked at €5.71/kg.

Meanwhile, they reported that feeders and shippers drove demand in the bull ring with highs of €4.41/kg.

Weanling bulls in the 300-400kg category were “very sought after” and averaged €3.20/kg at Tuesday’s sale.

Elsewhere, the spokesperson noted an increased offering of runners, with bulls to €930 and heifers to €690.

A small entry of calves topped out at €525 for a 2-month-old LMX heifer, while a small entry of sucklers made from €1,250 to €2,180.

The mart’s autumn-born weanling show and sale was judged by Aidan Mulligan, of Mulligan Heifer Farm in Co Mayo.

Ennis Mart prices on 22-08-2023

Weanling bull prices:

  • LMX – 500kgs – €1,510 – €3.02/kg;
  • CHX – 450kgs – €1,500 – €3.33/kg;
  • LMX – 445kgs – €1,730 – €3.88/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 377kgs – €1,410- €3.73/kg;
  • BBX – 360kgs – €1,510 – €4.19/kg;
  • CHX – 275kgs – €1,070 – €3.89/kg;
  • CHX – 365kgs – €1,610 – €4.41/kg;
  • CHX – 360kgs – €1,400 – €3.88/kg;
  • BBX – 355kgs – €1,480 – €4.16/kg;
  • BBX – 295kgs – €1,050 – €3.55/kg.

Weanling heifer prices:

  • BBX – 350kgs – €2,000 – €5.71/kg;
  • CHX – 410Kgs – €1,390- €3.39/kg;
  • BBX – 375kgs – €1,710 – €4.56/kg;
  • CHX – 395kgs – €1,460 – €3.69/kg;
  • BBX – 350kgs – €1,680- €4.80/kg;
  • LMX – 275kgs – €1,040 – €3.78/kg;
  • LMX – 315kgs – €1,470 – €4.66/kg;
  • LMX – 305kgs – €1,340 – €4.39/kg;
  • BBX – 400kgs – €2,000 – €5.00/kg;
  • LMX – 380kgs – €1,610 – €4.23/kg.

Results:

Class no Class Description
1 Best Charolais Bull

1st – 6D – Thomas J Foley, Moyrhee, Ruan, Co Clare.  420kgs €1,460.

2nd – 1N – Sylvester Nugent, Coore, Mullagh, Co Clare.  360kgs €1,400.

Kindly sponsored by AIB

2 Best Limousin Bull

1st – 10L – Michael Callinan, Oakdale, Skeagh West, Inagh, Co Clare. 445kgs €1,730.

2nd – 11L – Martin Killeen, Ballymakea Beg, Mullagh, Co Clare. 430kgs.

Kindly sponsored by Dovea Genetics

3 Best Belgian Blue Bull

1st – 9 – Brian Moroney, Caherush, Quilty, Co Clare. 360kgs €1,510.

2nd – 5H – Lorraine Sexton, Finuremore, Mullagh Co Clare.  325kgs €1,360.

Kindly sponsored by Belgian Blue Society

4 Group of 2 or more Continental Bulls

1st – 2 – Andrew McCarthy, Rath, Mullagh Co Clare. 2 LMX @ 470kgs €1,500.

Kindly sponsored by Munster AI

5 Best Charolais Heifer 

1st – 108D -Helen Meaney, Beloughera East, Lissycasey, Co Clare. 395kgs €1,460.

2nd – 102A – Noel Considine, Ballyconnoe, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. 335kgs €1,170.

Kindly sponsored by AIB

6 Best Limousin Heifer

1st – 115B -Thomas Griffin, Ballyvara, Doolin, Co Clare.  360kgs.

2nd – 109E – Michael Callinan, Oakdale, Skeagh West, Inagh, Co Clare. 380kgs €1,420

Kindly sponsored by Dovea Genetics

7 Best Belgian Blue Heifer

1st – 106H –Brian Moroney, Caherush, Quilty, Co Clare. 400kgs €2,000.

2nd – 115A – Thomas Griffin, Ballyvara, Doolin, Co Clare.  350kgs €2,000.

Kindly sponsored by Belgian Blue Society

8 Best Group of 2 or more Continental Heifers

1st – 102L – Padraig Kelleher, Gortnaclohy, Lahinch, Co Clare. 335kgs €1,020.

2nd – 113 – Pat Comber, Caherligane, Mullagh, Co Clare. 325kgs 1,000.

Kindly sponsored by Munster AI

Upcoming sales at Ennis Mart:

  • Every Tuesday: Weanlings, dairy & suckler stock, runners, calves, sheep bull weanlings @ 11 am. Heifer weanlings @ 12:30 and calf sale @10.30am.
  • Every Thursday: Heifers, dry cows, aged bulls and bullocks until further notice.

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