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€1,780 for Belgian-Blue bull at Carnew

Heavy cattle sold for up to €2,130, according to Quinn.

'We had the biggest heifer sale in 10 years'

“Trade holding very steady but fleshed cows not as plentiful. Again, huge online activity for cull cows and interest from the north very strong.”

Trade easier by €2-€4/head at Kilkenny

Wholesale and butcher-type lambs were in short supply, according to Candler.

Brisk trade at Roscommon with online and ringside buyers

There was a large entry of excellent quality stock, according to Maura Quigley.

Ewe lambs reach €165 at Baltinglass

Tom Coleman reported a "very lively" trade at the mart's sheep breeders' show and sale.

Weanling trade starts on a 'bright note’ at Castlerea

Bullocks, in particular, were a “very lively” trade with the top-quality stores making some “very fancy prices”, according to Egan.

'Some heifers more difficult to sell if lacking quality' - Candler

“The recovery in the trade reflected in the trade for cull bulls, which were nearly impossible to get away a few months ago."

Some cattle ‘more difficult to sell’ at Raphoe

“Plenty of buyers around the ring seeking quality in-spec cattle making these a great trade.”

Store bullocks and heifers a strong trade at Blessington

A mart spokesperson reported a good trade for all classes.

Strong northern demand for quality forward stores and beef cattle at Carnew

Beef bullocks hit €1,680, while heifers sold to €1,440 and calves peaked at €445.

‘Buoyant’ trade for small entry of calves at Kilkenny

Continental calves reached €340/head, while Friesians sold to €260/head and traditional breeds topped out at €395/head.

€1,390 for supreme champion weanling at Kanturk

A mart spokesperson reported a 99% clearance.

Breeding heifers reach €2,280 at Balla

“There has not been a sale at Balla during this weekend for the last 26 years.."

Pictures and prices: €235 for hoggets at Roscommon

First-crop ewes sold to €180, while a pen of 2 and 3-year-old ewes hit €155.

€1,900 for suckler pair at Headford

Bullocks reached at €990 over, heifers climbed to €850 over and weanlings peaked at €700 over.

Lighter stores and heavier lots an improved trade at Baltinglass

Breeding ewes ranged from €135 to €165, while cast ewes went under the hammer from €65 to €111.

Strong demand for forward store bullocks at Castlerea

Online and ringside bidders were active, according to mart manager, Brendan Egan.

Short supply of beef bullocks and heifers at Kilkenny

Candler reported a 95% clearance at the general cattle sale.

Store cattle in 'strong' demand at Blessington

“A very strong trade for all classes of bullocks and heifers."