Quiz: Cattle prices at Ballymote Mart

How much did these bullocks and heifers sell for?

Heifers sell from €1.89-€2.82/kg at Ballinasloe

“Good numbers and trade at our cattle sale,”

Out-of-spec cattle a hard sell at Raphoe

Quality in-spec cattle were the most in-demand, according to Harkin

Farmers and midland buyers active at Ballinrobe

A larger entry “probably due to the end of the 7-month [ANC] retention period” – McGuire

Dairy culls range from €0.65-€1.20/kg at Kilrush

“It was a local trade that drove both the bullock and heifer rings”

'Big numbers of finished cattle' at Kanturk

The manager said that farmers are "failing to get" finished cattle into factories.

Average bulls a shade easier at Ennis

“Stock that are not getting some feeding now are beginning to show the effects of the weather.”

‘Quality stock are getting scarce’

“Prices for nice quality lots have improved”

Dry cows improve by €20-€40/head at Carnew

“Trade was very good with more customers around the ring" - Quinn

Charolais is king at Dowra

“All cattle were a slightly better trade, except bullocks which are still proving hard sold"

‘Sharper’ trade for sheep at Kilkenny

There was a full clearance recorded, according to George Candler.

'Lively' trade for heifers at Roscommon

“There was a good selection of breeding heifers on offer with lots making up to €1,710"

Weanlings make from €1.44-€3.10/kg at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €1.24-€2.43/kg, while heifers sold from €1.61-€2.54/kg

In-spec cattle are the top-sellers at Raphoe

Plainer lots and bulls remain difficult to sell - Harkin

Friesian bulls make from €5 to €30 at Castlerea

“In the weanling rings, numbers are starting to fall but demand has increased,” – Egan

WATCH: Trade remains steady at Blessington

Bullocks sold to €815 over, while heifers hit €700 over and cows peaked at €480 over