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Student Focus: Ronan Hynes

Ronan Hynes (22) took a gap year after his Leaving Cert and began his Ag studies at UCD in 2014. The sheep; suckler and pony breeder is studying a Masters in Agricultural Extension & Innovation.

WATCH: 'Carrigroe Pearl' sells for €5,800 at Carrick-on-Shannon

Pictures & Prices: Heifers averaged €3,200 with a 60% clearance recorded, while bulls averaged €2700 with a 55% Clearance reported.

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Sharper trade for quality lots at Castlerea

In the weanling rings, demand was strong with quality the key factor in the trade, with a top-quality heifer weanling exceeding €4/kg.

Heifers & bullocks a strong trade but culls variable at Kilmallock

“Trade for bullocks and heifers was strong, while dry cows continued to be a variable trade, very much dependent on flesh cover. Calves were very dear”