Exporters active in the bull ring at Ennis

“The bull and heifer weanlings maintained the strong trade."

Student Focus: Sinead Minihane

“I enjoy working with cattle every day,” - Sinead Minihane (22) is studying a Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management

Suckler pairings hit €1,800 at Maam Cross

Pictures and prices: Cull cows sold to €1,330, heifers made up to €1,120, weanlings topped out at €1,000 & bullocks realised €1,030.

Quiz: How well do you know Clare Marts?

Clare Marts is a farmer-owned co-operative consisting of four sites

Strong export demand for light weaning bulls at Carnew

“Trade was excellent for all types of stock with a full clearance.” – Quinn

Heifers make up to €905 over at Headford

Bullocks sold to €840 over, weanling bulls pushed up to €630 over and weanling heifers topped out at €615 over.

Dry cows sell to €1,800 at Dowra

“Plainer cattle again proved very hard sold, plain bulls, in particular.”

Spring lambs easier by €7-€12/head at Baltinglass

Spring lambs sold to €110, while hoggets hit €114 & cast ewes peaked at €128.