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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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Bull weanling exporters & finishers active in Ennis

Farming News/Mart Reports: Ennis Mart – Cattle Prices – 11-07-2023

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, numbers were back compared to the corresponding special sale of autumn-born weanlings on Tuesday, March 11th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

They reported that “trade was strong but no dearer overall than previous weeks”.

“Quite a number of strong weanlings available and again, shippers were very active in the bull ring, as were a few bull finishers also.”

At Tuesday’s sale, bulls hit €4.18/kg and heifers reached €4.20/kg.

The spokesperson said that the bull ring attracted “some great quality”, with more “mixed quality” in the heifer ring.

Meanwhile, a small entry of suckler stock as pairs hit €2,390, while just 40 calves crossed the scales, with highs of €440 for a one-month-old Limousin heifer calf.

Ennis Mart on 11-07-2023 

Weanling heifer prices:

  • LM – 295kgs – €1,240 – €4.20/kg;
  • CH – 455Kgs – €1,490- €3.27/kg;
  • LM – 295kgs – €1,200 – €4.07/kg;
  • LMX – 430kgs – €1,440 – €3.35/kg;
  • CHX – 380kgs – €1,400- €3.68/kg;
  • BBX – 420kgs – €1,350 – €3.21/kg;
  • 3 CH – 406kgs – €1,330 – €3.27/kg;
  • BBX – 435kgs – €1,380 – €3.17/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 357kgs – €1,290 – €3.61/kg;
  • BB – 390kgs – €1,380 – €3.54/kg;
  • LMX – 335kgs – €1,070 – €3.19/kg;
  • LMX – 310kgs – €1,000 – €3.23/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 406.7kgs – €1,330 – €3.27/kg;
  • BBX – 350kgs – €1,080 – €3.09/kg.

Weanling bull prices:

  • BBX – 375kgs – €1,570 – €4.18/kg;
  • CHX – 285kgs – €1,030 – €3.61/kg;
  • LMX – 370kgs – €1,420 – €3.83/kg;
  • CHX – 260kgs – €950- €3.65/kg;
  • 5 LMX – 480kgs – €1,700 – €3.54/kg;
  • BBX – 400kgs – €1,520 – €3.80/kg;
  • LMX – 510kgs – €1,850 – €3.63/kg;
  • BBX – 420kgs – €1,450 – €3.45/kg;
  • LMX – 435kgs – €1,570 – €3.42/kg;
  • 2 CHX – 332kgs – €1,240 – €3.73/kg;
  • LMX – 380kgs – €1,160 – €3.05/kg;
  • LMX – 445kgs – €1,290 – €2.90/kg;
  • CHX – 340kgs – €1,200 – €3.53/kg;
  • SI – 230kgs – €600 – €2.61/kg;
  • LMX – 400kgs – €1,440 – €3.60/kg.

Calf prices:

  • AAX heifer out of FR dam – 03-06-2023 – €160;
  • CHX bull out of a CHX dam – 14-06-2023 – €400;
  • AU bull out of a FR dam – 02-06-2023 – €255;
  • AAX heifer out of a FR dam – 19-03-2023 – €340;
  • SIX heifer out of a SIX dam – 23-06-2023 – €390;
  • FR bull out of a FR dam – 08-03-2023 – €180;
  • HEX bull out of a SIX dam – 04-06-2023 – €180;
  • FRX bull out of a FRX dam – 28-04-2023 – €145.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to a spokesperson for Ennis Mart, a smaller entry crossed the scales at its most recent cattle sale on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023.

Heifers achieved a top price of €4.10/kg, while a smaller entry of calves peaked at €490 for a one-month-old LM heifer calf.

The spokesperson remarked: “There was a great trade in general on Tuesday. Only a handful of suckler cows came under the hammer.”

Exporters were very active in the bull ring and gave exceptional prices for top-quality LM and BB weanlings, as these hit €4.12/kg,” the spokesperson added.

Read more on this mart report with sample prices.

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.

Mart reports

Read more mart prices (with cattle and sheep prices) on That’s Farming.

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