Weanlings sell from €1.95-€2.91/kg at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €1.56-€2.33/kg while heifers fetched from €1.78-€2.27/kg

‘Very positive’ outlook for the store trade – mart manager

Driver said that store-type cows, especially Friesians, met with “a lively demand”.

‘Fast’ selling trade at Kilkenny’s first cattle sale of 2020

“Buyers showing more confidence compared to a month or so ago” – Candler

Top-quality cull cows exceed €2.00/kg at Castlerea

Quality store bullocks and heifers met with strong demand

‘Brisk’ cattle trade at Raphoe’s first sale of 2020

“Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in attendance” – Harkin

In-calf entries reach €2,200 at Elphin

“We had a 100% clearance of bull weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

Friesian calves sell to €75 at Ballyjamesduff

John Tevlin reported a "good attendance" at the mart's first sale of 2020

Friesian bulls make from €20-€125 at Bandon

Dry cows sold from €125 under to €335 over the kg

Bullocks sell from €320-€700 over at Headford

Heifers made from €370-€645 over the kg, while weanlings ranged from €335-€560 over

Cattle ‘dearer than 12 months previous’ at Ennis

“The year, overall, has ended on a positive note with strong demand and more optimism about”

‘General improvement’ in prices at Castlerea

“Smaller cattle, in particular, have noticed a steady improvement in the last few weeks” – Egan

'Short supply' of beef animals at Kilkenny

“Hopefully, next year in the cattle industry, there will be more positivity" - Candler

Friesian calves sell from €50 to €100 at Blessington

A spokesperson reported a “lively” trade for all classes

Trade finishes on a ‘positive note’ at Ennis

Hoggets met with a steady trade, according to a spokesperson

Farmers active in weanling rings at Loughrea

“Cattle prices have got a good lift in the last couple of weeks”

Quiz: Think you’re a judge of cattle?

Guess the prices these weanlings, heifers and cull cows sold for

Bullocks range from €1.31-€2.56/kg at Headford

Heifers topped out at €650 over, while weanlings heifers reached €660 over and weanling bulls peaked at €600 over

More farmer activity at Carnew

“Factory and feedlot buyers were most active for beef and forward stores” – Quinn