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“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
In the weanling rings, demand was strongest for quality lots
“Variance still exists between the quality calves and the plainer-type lots” – Egan
“The weanling bull trade is dominated by export trade with farmers competing at the ringside"
“Sellers went home satisfied with a good trade prevailing" - Egan
“It was refreshing to see such good demand on offer and gives a welcome boost to the suckler sector" - Egan
Exporters were active in Castlerea, especially for lighter calves