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“Buyers were present to source stores and with northern buyers and exporters present, a good clearance took place.”
Quality store bullocks and heifers have noticed a price improvement, Egan said.
“A firm trade was reported with smaller stock and forward stores especially in strong demand this week, aided by grass growth and northern demand.”
“Dry cows, with good numbers on offer, reported a strong trade also while the calves and runners reported a good clearance."
Cows with calves at foot reached a top price of €2010.
“Heifers reported no change in prices or trade from last week."
Suckler pairs reached €2,320, while springers topped out at €2,050.
Plainer, poor-quality calves remained a hard sell.
Egan reported that demand was strong for forward-type stores.
“The bullock and heifer rings noticed the biggest increase in numbers this week,”
“Extra numbers of bullocks met with a very lively trade, while the heifer and weanling rings are noticing extra buyers also.”
"Bullocks, in particular, were a flying trade this week with demand increasing - especially for forward stores.”
“Smaller cattle, in particular, have noticed a steady improvement in the last few weeks” – Egan
"A large attendance of customers trying to source stock as the current trading year enters the final week"
Increased confidence was evident at the ringside, according to Egan
“The dry cow trade showed an improvement in price with good demand”
Increased farmer activity in the weanling rings
“In the weanling rings, numbers are starting to fall but demand has increased,” – Egan
Improved demand for weanlings and younger stock - Egan