Out-of-spec and over-30-month cattle a harder sell

“The trade was honest for the in-spec type stock" - Driver

Easier trade for cull cows at Roscommon

Heifers sold from €2.11-€2.71/kg while bullocks ranged from €1.85-€2.18/kg.

30-month-old stores a tough trade at Ennis

“The heifer trade was a shade easier, especially for plainer lots"

Mixed prices for heifers at Ballinasloe

Bullocks sold from €1.98-€2.48/kg, heifers made from €1.90-€2.25/kg & cull cows climbed from €580-€1,200

Renewed interest in breeding stock at Castlerea

“Variance still exists between the quality calves and the plainer-type lots” – Egan

Farmers active for Angus-cross cattle at Raphoe

Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers competed.

Cull cows reach €1,560 at Ballinrobe

“Monday weanling sales are attracting big numbers with little or no trouble with trade" - McGuire

Over 1,000 lots on offer at Ballyjamesduff

Bullocks sold for up to €1,580, heifers hit €1,430 and cull cows peaked at €1,570.

Dairy culls make from €0.70 to €1.37/kg at Kilrush

"Nice quality bull weanlings were sought after"

Pictures: €2,300 for cull cow at Gortatlea

Heifers topped out at €3.53/kg and bullocks peaked at €2.86/kg at Gortatlea Mart’s fatstock sale last week.

Exporters not as active as previous weeks at Ennis

“The heifer trade was marginally better which was dominated by farmers.”

Improved trade for heifers at Loughrea

“With the strong winds over the weekend, boats could not travel so shippers were not as active"

WATCH: €4,100 for in-calf Angus heifer

Lots sold to an average price of €2,550 at the Tomriland Aberdeen-Angus herd reduction sale.

Heifers make from €165 to €672 over at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €128-€770 over and weanlings pushed from €200-€640 over

Steady trade for store cattle at Tullow

"Beef cattle not so plenty; the correct in-spec cattle meeting an honest trade" - Driver

Steady trade for bullocks at Roscommon

"Plenty of customers actively sourcing stock" - Quigley

Cull cows sell from €370 to €1,365 at Ballinasloe

"Good numbers at our cattle sale with trade similar to previous weeks"