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Ennis Mart report: Weanling trade ‘slightly better’ than pre-Christmas

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Just over 200 lots were on offer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday, January 12th, according to a report from a spokesperson.

They reported a “strong” trade with “plenty demand for all types of stock”.

The sale attracted a small number of calves and these peaked at €590 for a Charolais bull. Furthermore, there was one Friesian bull calf on offer, and he sold for €140.

“Quite a few suckler stock on offer with a top call of €2,010.  A small selection of runners and heifers in this ring made to €570 and runner bulls made to €620. Weanling trade was strong and slightly better than pre-Christmas.”

Weanling bulls:
  • BBX 190kgs – €640 – €3.37/kg;
  • 3 LMX 242kgs – €730 – €3.02/kg;
  • 4 LM 297kgs – €900 – €3.02/kg;
  • LM 375kgs – €1,020 – €2.72/kg;
  • 2 CH 230kgs – €730 – €3.17/kg;
  • 4 LM 401kgs – €1,010 – €2.52/kg;
  • 2 CH 270kgs – €770 – €2.85/kg;
  • 4 LM 332kgs – €990 – €2.98/kg.
Weanling heifers:
  • LM 335kgs – €910 – €2.71/kg;
  • CH 530kgs – €1,140 – €2.15/kg;
  • LM 210kgs – €660 – €3.14/k;
  • CH 380kgs – €900 – €2.37/kg;
  • BBX 225kgs – €730 – €3.24/kg;
  • CH 515kgs – €1,150 – €2.23/kg;
  • 2 CH 310kgs – €960 – €3.10/kg;
  • LM 340kgs – €890 – €2.62/kg.

Ennis Mart – first sale of 2021

The Clare-based mart held its first sale of 2021 on Thursday, January 7th.

A spokesperson noted that numbers were small in all categories, but trade was “good all-round”.

“Mostly dairy-type cull cows. Trade opened a shade stronger than it finished in 2020. Everything is online now and worked perfectly with 12 customers buying online without viewing the stock beforehand.”

Ennis Mart report
Cull cows:
  • FR – 590kgs – €690 – €1.17/kg;
  • CH – 625kgs – €1,250 – €2/kg;
  • HEX – 555kgs – €680 – €1.22/kg;
  • FR – 690kgs – €890 – €1.29/kg;
  • LMX – 690kgs – €1300 – €1.88/kg;
  • FR – 660kgs – €880 – €1.33/kg;
  • FR – 555kgs – €685 – €1.27/kg;
  • CH – 765kgs – €1390 – €1.82/kg.
Heifers:
  • CHX – 515kgs – €1,130 – €2.19/kg;
  • 5 LMX – 434kgs – €1,000 – €2.30/kg;
  • LMX – 460kgs – €1,000 – €2.17/kg;
  • LMX – 400kgs – €920 – €2.30/kg.
Bullocks:
  • LMX – 585kgs – €1,380 – €2.38/kg;
  • BAX – 590kgs – €1,360 – €2.30/kg;
  • LMX – 610kgs – €1,440 – €2.36/kg;
  • 2 LMX – 455kgs – €1080 – €2.37/kg;
  • CHX – 605kgs – €1,410 – €2.33/kg;
  • LMX – 595kgs – €1,390 – €2.33/kg.
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