‘Weanling numbers are starting to increase’

A larger entry on offer due to the recent inclement weather conditions

‘Wet weather has forced more cattle out for sale’

'Trade for bulls and plain cattle remains difficult while good-quality, lighter cattle are much easier sold'

Dairy-type stock dominate sale at Kilrush

'Cattle are still being presented in very good order'

Exporters and farmers active at Ennis

'The best-selling weanlings are bulls 300kgs- 430kgs and heifers 300kgs-400kgs'

Steady trade at Kanturk

‘Some farmers anxious to sell due to heavy rain over the last two weeks’

‘Plainer cattle are hard sold’

'Bigger numbers are starting to come out; nice quality cattle are easy to sell'

‘Good demand for all classes’ at Roscommon

Heifers fetched from €385-€600 over the kilo and bullocks pushed from €380 up to €595 over the kilo

Bullocks sell to €735 over at Headford

Heifers hit €695 over and weanling bulls and heifers sold to €550 over

Bull weanlings and bullocks a harder sell at Dowra

“Heifer weanlings and store heifers were a very strong trade especially the quality lots”

Calves sell from €200 to €250 at Ballinasloe

Weanling bulls sold from €2.25-€2.86/kg while weanling heifers moved from €2.31-€3.03/kg

‘Future planning remains a negative for all potential purchases’

'A larger yard of heifers met with better demand especially the quality lots' - Candler

Steady trade for quality stores at Castlerea

More activity in weanling rings, according to Egan

Trade improves at Raphoe

‘Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in competition to purchase cattle’

Good demand for smaller types at Blessington

‘A good lively trade for all classes of cattle’

Weanlings sell to €2.11/kg at Ballinrobe

Heifers sold to €2.20/kg, bullocks hit €2.22/kg and dry cows topped out at €1.76/kg.

Exporters sourcing weanlings for Turkey

Lighter R grade weanling bulls of 250kgs to 320kgs and heavy, plainer-types are sought.

Cull cows sell to €2.15/kg at Gortatlea

Heifers hit €2.33/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.15/kg and weanling bulls reached €2.94/kg.