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Exporters were "very active", according to Egan.
“Demand for stock remains strong as we head into the peak autumn sales.” said Egan, who reported strong farmer activity.
“Increased numbers of runners met a flier of a trade with farmers anxious to replace sold lots.”
“Runners and weanlings were a very lively trade as farmers were out in force trying to source stock.”
"Runners reported an excellent trade this week as farmers continue to source stock,"
Bullocks, in particular, were a “very lively” trade with the top-quality stores making some “very fancy prices”, according to Egan.
Online and ringside bidders were active, according to mart manager, Brendan Egan.
“A good attendance of buyers present trying to source stock for further feeding.”
Prices for dry cow trade were on-par with last week, according to Egan.
“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,”