More farmer customers at Dowra

“The quality lots were steady and much similar to last week, with more farmer customers present. Plainer cattle are still proving harder sold”

Solid trade for cull cows & heifers at Kilkenny

“With the uncertainty of Brexit and the sensational negative report from Lancet, it was good to see there were still customers willing to buy cattle”

Farmer Focus: Coorevin Farm

Padraig Moran runs a 70-cow suckler herd and sheep enterprise in Co. Tipperary. He has also opened his farm to second and third-level Agricultural Science students.

Student Update: Should we listen to the Vegans?

If Veganism was ever going to work, it would have been a phenomenon centuries ago. Yet, here we are, the human population has evolved on the consumption of meat and it has done no harm, writes Emma McCormack.

Factory paying €5.50/kg for suitable steers

A contract exists for grass-fed Dexter steers that are under 30-months, from Bord Bia Quality-Assured herds and birth notified with the society.

Talking Trade: Cattle sales remain small

Purchasers at marts are cautious due to Brexit uncertainty and poor factory quotes, although early grass growth is bringing some positivity to the ringside.

Dry cows peak at €1,570 at Ballinrobe

Heifers topped out at €1,600, while bullocks sold to €1,365. Moving to the sheep, store lambs made up to €121, ewe lambs hit €118 & fat ewes climbed to €112.