WATCH: €2,185 for cull cow at Balla

"A good trade with prices holding up well because of the presence of some keen buyers.”

WATCH: €1,600 for 485kg heifer at Balla

Three rings were in operation; suckler pairings topped out at €2,010.

WATCH: Dry cows hit €2,040 at Balla

Bullocks sold to €1,705, heifers made up to €1,580 and suckler pairings peaked at €1,810.

Student update: Missouri, college course and time to find a job!

With plans coming together to venture to a grass-based dairy farm in Missouri, USA for the summer, I am ready to kick the final year exams out of the park, writes Emma McCormack

Profile: Sealac

Martin Dempsey – a pig farmer - and family run a seaweed production company in Co. Mayo. Their first product for the Irish market - a supplement for young calves – simulates gut health.