Improved trade for heifer weanlings at Elphin

Weanling prices were "governed by quality", according to Connellan

Good demand for quality stores at Kanturk

“A full clearance with plenty of customers" - mart manager

Weanlings made from €2.37-€3.29/kg at Tuam

Bullocks sold to €725 over, while heifers pushed to €620 with the weight

Weanling heifers up €20/head at Ennis

Weanling bulls improved by €10/head

Bullocks up €45-€50/head at Roscommon

“There were good numbers of customers in attendance actively sourcing stock," - Quigley

Cull cows sell from €480 to €1280 at Headford

Bullocks made from €203-€750 over, while heifers sold from €130-€630 over

Beef cows ‘extremely scarce’ at Ennis

“More bite in the heavy cattle and easier to get up to and over €2/kg"

Cull cows sell from €480 to €1,500 at Ballinasloe

Bullocks made from €2.06-€2.41/kg, while heifers ranged from €2.04-€2.62/kg

Increased demand for lighter store heifers at Castlerea

“The dry cow trade showed an improvement in price with good demand”

Bullocks up €30-€70/head at Kilkenny

“Buyers were out in force, anxious to secure animals before the end of the year” – Candler

Plainer cattle ‘easier sold than previous weeks’ at Raphoe

“Big demand for quality in-spec cattle” – Harkin

Quality: The main driver of price at Elphin

Prices for in-calve entries were described as “fair”, with an 87% clearance reported.

Demand outstrips supply at Ballinrobe

“Again, there were plenty of customers around the ring to bid for stock" - McGuire

‘More life to the trade’ at Ennis

Hoggets improved €3 to €5/head, according to a mart spokesperson

Improved trade at Loughrea

“A good trade for both bulls and heifers"

Weanlings sell from €1.14-€2.80/kg

Bullocks ranged from €1.26-€2.39/kg, while heifers made from €1.51-€2.50/kg

WATCH: €1,820 for in-calf heifer at Balla

“Cattle were up by approximately €40/head on the previous week.”

Up to €1,700 for weanling heifers at Carnew

This LMX heifer – weighing 416kg – sold for €1,700