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VIDEO: Calf prices ‘very similar’ to pre-Covid-19 restrictions

“While the system is certainly no replacement for the live auction system, it did work.”

What were calves making before mart closures?

5 Jersey heifers made €62/head

Trade stronger at Ennis as buyers 'anxious' to secure cattle

A spokesperson said that the sale "went well" despite Covid-19 restrictions.

Friesian bulls sell from €20-€90 at Kanturk

Just over 1,100 entries, including more than 700 calves, were offered for sale.

Bullocks sell from €1.47 to €2.96/kg at Headford

“We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation during this difficult time." - Joe Wynne

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Smaller sale but similar trade at Kilkenny

"Latex gloves have become a popular fashion accessory in the present difficult climate."

Plainer store cattle easier by €10-€20/hd at Carnew

“Trade was very strong for quality cattle with plenty of grass buyers."

Covid-19 influences prices at Baltinglass

30-40kg entries made between €82 and €112

Cull cows easier at Ennis in response to reduced factory quotes

“The improvement in the weather meant that there were men anxious for stock.”

Cull cows make from €680-€1,465 at Ballinasloe

Demand was strong for quality entries, according to a mart spokesperson.

Weanling buyers more selective at Castlerea

“Heifers reported no change in prices or trade from last week."

Covid-19 impacts cattle trade at Kilkenny

"A difficult day trading in Kilkenny for all involved. Prices were not as buoyant as the last few weeks.

'Grass' buyers start to emerge at Blessington

Stronger Friesian bull calves made €70 - €160/head.

Fewer customers at Ballinrobe due to Covid-19

“Sheep numbers were back on last week with the trade also easier”

Weanling bull prices fall slightly at Elphin

Weanling prices were governed by quality, according to Connellan.