Mart Manager Martin McNamara was delighted to hear that UB were pushing an Agri proposition and was fully supportive of the bank attending Tuesday’s mart.
Another big sale and a very strong trade at Ennis Mart.
There were plenty of farmers and shippers actively buying stock and overall both the bulls and heifers weanlings trade were improved by €10 to €20 a head on last week.
Heavy bull weanlings made from €1.80-2.72/kg, 300-400kgs from €1.45-3.02/kg and lighter bulls under 300kgs made from €1.96-3.32/kg. Heifer weanlings over 400kgs made from €1.80-2.75/kg, 300- 400kgs from €1.77-2.97/kg and lighter heifers under 300kgs €1.78-3.00/kg.
There was a big sale of Suckler cows which included a clearance sale and they were a very strong trade. Cows with calves at foot made up to €1,930 with In-calf Cows up to €1,400. Dairy cows were harder sold and made up to €1,300. Calf numbers were up on last week and trade was very strong.
Friesian bull calves made up to €190, Hereford calves €335and Continental calves €480.
Sheep numbers were back on last week but trade was strong. Spring lambs made up to €138, Ewes with lambs at foot €222 while Cull Ewes made up to €116 Bull Weanlings: 1 Lim 510kgs €1,190, 1 Char 385kgs €1,165, 1 Lim 425kgs €1,160, 3 Char 425kgs €1,100, 4 Char 390kgs €1,020, 2 Lim 340kgs €1,005, 5 Char 295kgs €980, 5 Lim 275kgs €840 Heifer Weanlings: 1 Char 385kgs €1,145, 1 Lim 395kgs €1,100, 1 Lim 380kgs €1,015, 1 Bbx 365kgs €1,035, 1 Lim 290kgs €870, 2 Char 290kgs €795