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Large entries of cattle were reported across the majority of venues, with a firm trade for quality types. More farmers were present at the ringside.
The good weather and the harvesting of second and third-cut silage, injected more positivity into the cattle trade this week.
A firm trade was reported for factory-fit and forward store bullocks and heifers. More farmer customers and feedlot purchasers were present.
Most purchasers continued to place an emphasis on quality, while plainer and lighter types remained difficult to sell.
Bullocks and heifers improved by €10-€30/head at some venues this week. Plainer types remained difficult to clear.
Sale sizes increased and a firm trade was reported for quality types but plainer and lighter entries were more difficult to sell.
Improved grass growth rates with more farmer customers. Quality was the main driver of price, as plainer lots were difficult to sell.
Grass shortages; drought/weather conditions and elements of frustration and uncertainty surrounding beef factory quotes took their toll.
Quality continental cattle held a steady trade while plainer and lighter stock remained difficult to sell. Weather; the scramble for fodder and a drop in factory quotes took their toll on trade.
Plainer and lighter lots and stores were slightly easier, while quality cattle held a firm trade. Exporters and feedlot buyers made their presence felt at the ringside.
It was noted that there is a limited number of heavy and factory fit bullocks and heifers on offer in marts, despite the recent drop in factory quotes.