Quality continentals improve by €50/head at Kilkenny

“The reason for the increase is hard to fathom but perhaps some farmers now feel they have sufficient feed to see them through this winter and, in cases, the appearance of grass is an encouraging sign”

Sheep improve by €2-€5/head at Kilkenny

“Another small yard of sheep with scarcity helping to consolidate and in cases, improve prices by €2-€5/head" - George Candler

Cull cows reach €1.95/kg at Kilkenny

“With no solution regarding Brexit plus the fact that quotes from the factories remain stagnant, there is very little enthusiasm been shown by buyers or sellers”

Sharper trade for forward-store hoggets at Kilkenny

“Numbers remaining small with trade a little sharper for butcher and forward store hoggets” – George Candler

Poor demand for over-age non-quality-assured cattle at Kilkenny

“Trade remains steady which is a compliment to buyers who are purchasing stock in the most uncertain period facing agriculture in years” – George Candler

Hoggets peak at €125/head at Kilkenny

“Smaller numbers may well be as a result of the very cold spring where considerable losses were recorded and when grass became scarce last summer, many sheep farmers had to sell lambs earlier than usual”

Solid trade for cull cows & heifers at Kilkenny

“With the uncertainty of Brexit and the sensational negative report from Lancet, it was good to see there were still customers willing to buy cattle”