Good demand for stock at Ballinrobe

Heifers sold to €2.52/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.70/kg, weanling heifers hit €3.12/kg, weanling bulls made up to €3.26/kg and dry cows topped out at €1.75/kg.

‘Poor light calves almost impossible to sell’ at Kilrush

“A fine trade for calves if they had a bit of strength with the tops of the Friesian bulls hitting €200”

Over 2,000 cattle offered for sale at Carnaross

“Both weanling bulls and heifers saw a very lively trade, with farmers paying up to €3.10/kg. for top weanlings. Live exporters also were very active”

Cull cows top out at €2.05/kg at Gortatlea

Heifers sold to €2.45/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.30/kg, weanling heifers made up to €2.82/kg and weanling bulls fetched up to €2.95/kg.

Good demand for heifers over 350kgs at Ennis

Some 1,100 entries including 280 calves went under the hammer; suckler pairs sold to €1,980, while calves hit €400 and dairy stock peaked at €1,590.

Bullocks sell to €798 over at Headford

Heifers sold to €790 over, weanling heifers reached €635 over and weanling bulls made up to €658 over.

Steady trade for cattle at Tuam

Bullocks sold to €1,650, heifers hit €1,460 and cull cows topped out at €1,550. Lambs made up to €70 with the weight, while old ewes peaked at €122.

Dry cows reach €1,500 at Manorhamilton

Suckler cows sold to €1,600, bull weanlings hit €1,100, heifer weanlings peaked at €975, bullocks topped out at €1,440 and heifers climbed to €1,200

Store lambs improve by €2-€5/head at Baltinglass

Heavy hoggets improved by €1 - €3/head; lambs sold to €124, while cull ewes hit €125. There was a slightly improved trade for all types of cattle.

Strong farmer demand for forward store bullocks at Dowra

“Another very big sale of cattle met a strong trade for the fancy store heifers and weanling heifers but the bull calves proved harder sold except for a few very fancy lots”

Farmers, agents and exporters active for stores at Castlerea

“Suck calves and runners also reported good clearances with some exporters in attendance for the suck calves on offer” – Brendan Egan

Calves top out at €440 at Ballinasloe

Bullocks made from €2.20-€2.62/kg, while heifers sold from €2.10-€2.58/kg and cull cows fetched from €575-€1,340.

“A solid rather than spectacular trade” at Kilkenny

“A number of agents have suggested that many of their customers are waiting to see developments regarding Brexit" - George Candler

Steady trade for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe

Bullocks sold to €970 over, heifers hit €840 over and dry cows topped out at €1,600. Ewes with twin lambs peaked at €280, while hoggets made up to €130.

FR bulls sell from €5-€130 at Kilrush

“Calves need to be 3-weeks-old and well-fed to be saleable"

Talking Trade: Strong export demand for bull weanlings

Trade remained firm for quality lots at venues across the country - see more here.

Cull cows up €100-€120/head at Carnaross

There was a lively trade for weanling, with feedlot buyers and live exporters active. All animals sold well, despite current weather conditions.

Sharp trade for cattle at Ballyjamesduff

Northern buyers were very active according to John Tevlin. Bullocks hit €1,760, heifers sold to €1,465, cull cows peaked at €1,530 and calves ranged from €5-€440.