Tougher trade for plainer types at Raphoe

Forward-store heifers met with strong demand with up to €840 over the kg recorded.

Beef Update: Saving hay, castrating bulls and rainfall

‘We’ve never had so much silage in the yards’

Steady trade at Kilrush

“Stock are in good shape and weighing well for the time of year.”

Heifers sell to €1,430 at Ballinrobe

Trade held well, especially for quality lots; bullocks hit €1,285, dry cows realised €1,565 and suckler pairings peaked at €1,480.

Calf makes €600 at Ballyjamesduff

Sellers took advantage of the brisk trade for quality lots, according to John Telvin.

Ewe lambs reach €172 at Ballymote

“The lamb trade, in general, was not as sharp as last week; trade for cull ewes remained strong.”

Demand exceeds supply at Kanturk

320 entries - including 70 calves - were offered sale; heifers hit €1,350, dry cows sold to €1,240 and bullocks peaked at €900.