Weanling trade starts on a 'bright note’ at Castlerea

Bullocks, in particular, were a “very lively” trade with the top-quality stores making some “very fancy prices”, according to Egan.

'Some heifers more difficult to sell if lacking quality' - Candler

“The recovery in the trade reflected in the trade for cull bulls, which were nearly impossible to get away a few months ago."

Some cattle ‘more difficult to sell’ at Raphoe

“Plenty of buyers around the ring seeking quality in-spec cattle making these a great trade.”

Store bullocks and heifers a strong trade at Blessington

A mart spokesperson reported a good trade for all classes.

Strong northern demand for quality forward stores and beef cattle at Carnew

Beef bullocks hit €1,680, while heifers sold to €1,440 and calves peaked at €445.

Breeding heifers reach €2,280 at Balla

“There has not been a sale at Balla during this weekend for the last 26 years.."

€1,900 for suckler pair at Headford

Bullocks reached at €990 over, heifers climbed to €850 over and weanlings peaked at €700 over.

Strong demand for forward store bullocks at Castlerea

Online and ringside bidders were active, according to mart manager, Brendan Egan.

Short supply of beef bullocks and heifers at Kilkenny

Candler reported a 95% clearance at the general cattle sale.

Cull cows 10-18c/kg dearer than last year at Ennis

“Heifers are running 12-30c/kg dearer than last year, depending on weight.”

Store cattle in 'strong' demand at Blessington

“A very strong trade for all classes of bullocks and heifers."

PHOTOS: Bumper entry of sucklers set for sale at Manorhamilton Mart

The sale will include two reduction sales and a selection of 50 suckler pairs from local farmers.

Good demand for heifers suitable for breeding at Elphin

Prices for suckler pairs and dry cows held well, according to Connellan.

Kanturk Mart’s first online sale a ‘huge success’

A mart spokesperson reported a “flying” trade which led to a full clearance.

€2,200 for suckler pair at Headford

A 4-year-old BBX cow with an April-born BBX bull calf at foot topped the sale.

Quality the ‘driving force’ behind prices at Castlerea

“A good attendance of buyers present trying to source stock for further feeding.”

'Excellent' trade for all types at Raphoe

“Aberdeen-Angus-bred cattle also a brisk trade and in great demand.”

Over €3.00/kg for continentals at Kilkenny

"A special section for beef bullocks, heifers and cull cows created plenty of interest..."

'Plenty of demand' for quality stores at Ballinrobe

Cattle numbers were "unusually big for the time of year", according to the mart manager.

€2,330 for cull cow at Ennis

"Some cracking heifers on offer which helped to push on some very strong prices also.”