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Quality calves up €10-€20/hd at Ennis

Tuesday, March 3rd saw a smaller entry of bull and weanling heifers go under the hammer at Ennis Mart, while calf numbers increased by 50%, according to a spokesperson.

They outlined that trade in the bull ring was similar to the previous week, while heifers improved by €20-€30/hd. “Trade for the better calves also improved today by €10-€20/head, but poor calves were a tough trade as usual.”
“Calves need to be at least 3-weeks-old and well-fed to attract interest.” the spokesperson added. 

Pairs in the suckler ring reached €2,250, while one dairy cow was on offer, a second-calver and she pushed up to €1,380.   

WEANLING BULLS:

  • 1 LM – 270kgs – €820 – €3.04/kg ;
  • 1 CH – 440kgs – €1,120 – €2.54/kg;
  • 1 LM – 255kgs – €780 – €3.06/kg;
  • 2 CH – 342kgs – €1,000 – €2.92/kg;
  • 1 CH – 330kgs – €1,025 – €3.11/kg;
  • 1 CH – 435kgs – €1,105 – €2.54/kg;
  • 1 LM – 360kgs – €1,075 – €2.98/kg;
  • 1 LM – 415kgs – €1,050 – €2.53/kg.

WEANLING HEIFERS:

  • 3 CHX – 298kgs – €930 – €3.12/kg;
  • 1 LMX – 340kgs – €1,045 – €3.07/kg;
  • 1 LM – 295kgs – €910 – €3.08/kg;
  • 1 LM 355kgs – €1,020 – €2.87/kg;
  • 1 CH – 265kgs – €745 – €2.81/kg;
  • 1 LM – 335kgs – €1,000 – €2.98/kg;
  • 2 CH – 332kgs – €1,015 – €3.05/kg;
  • 1 AA – 470kgs – €885 – €1.88/kg;
  • 1 CH – 405kgs – €1,110 – €2.74/kg;
  • 2 CH – 332kgs – €995 – €2.99/kg.

SHEEP:

The spokesperson noted that hoggets met with a steady trade, with a top call of 148 forked out for a lot of 8 at 61kgs; most lots ranged from €135-€142. Cull ewes went under the hammer from €100 to €159.

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