Lambs peak at €123/head at Kilkenny

Candler said that trade was similar to the previous week.

'Short supply' of beef animals at Kilkenny

“Hopefully, next year in the cattle industry, there will be more positivity" - Candler

‘Electric’ trade for sheep at Kilkenny

George Candler reported a full clearance

Improved trade for quality continentals at Kilkenny

“Confidence appears to have returned to the livestock sector with customers anxious to secure stock before the end of the year"

‘Buoyant’ sheep trade at Kilkenny

“Numbers still remaining limited" - Candler

‘More bite’ to cattle trade at Kilkenny

“Numbers are reducing with some cattle, that are still outdoors, showing impacts of the prolonged wet spells"

Lambs peak at €109 at Kilkenny

“All numbers of sheep a bit smaller this week with a good firm trade for all lots.”

‘Sharper’ trade for sheep at Kilkenny

There was a full clearance recorded, according to George Candler.

Firmer trade for butcher and factory lambs at Kilkenny

Candler said that store lambs met with good farmer demand

Cull cow prices ‘under pressure’ at Kilkenny

Some 1,200 entries were offered for sale at the mart

Heifers up €10-€20/head at Kilkenny

“Is the worst over?” – asks George Candler

Sharper trade for butcher and store lambs at Kilkenny

A smaller sale of sheep with some 320 entries on offer – Candler

Larger numbers and fewer customers at Kilkenny

"The wet weather has meant that farmers buying cattle have not the same option of putting them out to grass" - Candler

Tougher trade for lambs at Kilkenny

“Larger numbers from Northern Ireland and further afield helping to swell numbers in the factories” – Candler

More farmer customers at Kilkenny

Trade aided by buyers "specifically looking for quality continental bullocks and heifers"

Tougher trade for butcher and factory lambs at Kilkenny

“Factories have adequate supplies from Northern Ireland the UK” — Candler

‘Farmers need to go back to selling their beef now’ – auctioneer

“Those still at the factory gates should not stop fellow farmers who now need to dispose of beef before they go over-age or over-fit"

‘Challenging trade’ for plain types at Kilkenny

'A bigger sale of cattle with a definite trend developing' - Candler

Butcher lambs easier at Kilkenny

“The good breeding hogget sale would indicate that more farmers intend staying in sheep production.”