‘Future planning remains a negative for all potential purchases’

'A larger yard of heifers met with better demand especially the quality lots' - Candler

‘Bully-boy tactics from either side will only lead to more animosity’

'Here’s hoping an acceptable resolution can be achieved in the dispute between Beef Plan and factories'

Sheep prices remain unchanged at Kilkenny

Butcher lambs sold from €100-€112/head, factory lambs climbed from €99-€103/head and store lambs made from €70-€85/head

More buyers for store cows at Kilkenny

Continental bullocks – weighing from 430-490kgs – met with the strongest demand.

Sheep ease by €2-€4/head at Kilkenny

500 lots on offer with "more of a challenging trade."

‘Is that what the factories want?’

“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”

Sharper trade for sheep at Kilkenny

“Another small yard of sheep with lambs peaking at €116 with cull ewes to a top call of €135/head.”

Sheep easier by €5 - €7/head at Kilkenny

Some 520 lots were on offer, with a sluggish trade for lambs

Solid trade for all lambs at Kilkenny

Lambs sold to €122 while cast ewes reached €137

Reduced factory quotes not instilling confidence – Candler

“Trade a bit easier for forward store-types and beef bullocks"

Quality cattle increase by €40-€100/head at Kilkenny

“The rain of the past few days has stimulated grass growth which has encouraged more farmers buyers to secure stock.”

Trade remains steady at Kilkenny

“A somewhat bigger sale of cattle compared to last week; quality continentals remained a solid trade,"

‘An unclear future for beef creating negative vibes’

“Grass scarcity is a contributing factor," - shortage of farmer buyers

Friesian bulls sell to €220 at Kilkenny

“Exporters and farmer buyers creating plenty of completion.” - Candler

Cull cows improve by €40-€60 at Kilkenny

“More customers were active.” - Candler

€455 for 6-week-old heifer calf at Kilkenny

“A good trade was generated through the presence of farmers and exporters.” – George Candler