Due to the current weather conditions and factory cuts, a smaller number of stock went under the hammer at Ballinasloe Mart.
The trade remained firm for quality stores while older, lighter, plainer cattle were a tougher sell, according to a spokesperson for the mart.
Dry cows remained a good trade and sold from €350 up to a top call of €1,365.
Bullocks - €2.12-€2.46/kg.
- CH 485kg - €1145 (€2.36/kg);
- CH 525kg -€1135 (€2.16/kg);
- LM 510 - €1020 (€2.00/kg);
- CH 340kg - €835 (€2.46/kg);
- CH 380kg - €870 (€2.29/kg);
- LM 470kg - €975 (€2.07/kg).
Heifers - €2.27-€2.54/kg.
- LM 540kg - €1100 (€2.03/kg);
- LM 485kg - €1060 (€2.19/kg);
- LM 480kg - €1020 (€2.13/kg);
- LM 345kg - €880 (€2.54/kg);
- LM 365kg - €890 (€2.44/kg);
- LM 360kg - €860. (€2.39/kg).
With a further drop in factory quotes, heavy lambs were a hard sell while store lambs improved on the previous weeks, the spokesperson noted. Hoggets hit a top of €167 for a pen of quality Suffolk crosses. Stags remained the same.
Spring lambs averaged from €81 up to €104, while stag ewes ranged from €83-€100.
- LM - 535kg - €1000 (€1.86/kg);
- CH - 500kg - €1000 (€2.00/kg);
- CH - 490kg - €1000 (€2.04/kg);
- LM - 220kg - €615 (€2.80/kg);
- LM - 330kg - €850 (€2.57/kg);
- CH - 290kg - €710 (€2.45/kg).
Heifers - €2.53-€2.83/kg.
- LM - 335kg - €900 (€2.69/kg);
- CH - 375kg - €805 (€2.14/kg);
- LM - 355kg - €790 (€2.23/kg);
- CH - 290kg - €820 (€2.82/kg);
- BB - 285kg - €770 (€2.70/kg);
- CH - 245kg - €600 (€2.45/kg).
Suckler outfits pushed from €1000 up to €1720, while calves fetched from €220 up to €500.