'Lively' trade for quality stores at Blessington

FR calves made from €30-€90/head, while bullocks ranged from €300-€620 over

Average prices up €30/head at Ennis

“A slightly livelier trade all-round, especially the bullocks 500kgs plus”

Bullocks sell from €510 to €1,550 at Ballinasloe

“Good numbers and a very good trade at our cattle sale"

Heifers range from €395 to €1,425 at Ballinasloe

"Bullocks on par with previous weeks and heifers were an improved trade"

Weanling prices back at Loughrea

“A fantastic yard of great cattle quality on offer with almost 100% clearance, while prices were back from last year"

Weanlings destined for Turkey purchased at Sixmilebridge

'Quality store bullocks were in good demand with plenty of farmers around the ring'

An excellent entry of dry cows at Ballymote

Heifers pushed from €280 - €600 over, while lambs sold from €45 - €59 over

Fat cows reached €1520/head at Raphoe

Bullocks sold to a top of €770 over while heifers achieved €730 over

Farmer driven trade at Ennis

Lambs averaged €2.13/kg while Cull ewes achieved €61 to €120.

Heifers sell to €900 over at Headford

Bullocks topped out at €870 over, weanling heifers climbed to €560 over and weanling bulls hit €630 over.

Plainer-types difficult to sell at Raphoe

“Plenty of stock and plenty of buyers for all quality stock on offer.” – Ann Harkin

Trade holds well for quality weanlings at Ennis

Some 800 lots went under the hammer, with up to €140 paid for Friesian calves, while Continentals sold to €260. Runners topped out at €860 and suckler pairs peaked at €1,810.

Heifers make up to €1,645 at Carnaross

Bullocks hit €1,620, cull cows topped out at €1,470, suck calves reached €330, weanling bulls made up to €1,065 and weanling heifers realised €980.