Good demand for stock at Ballinrobe

Heifers sold to €2.52/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.70/kg, weanling heifers hit €3.12/kg, weanling bulls made up to €3.26/kg and dry cows topped out at €1.75/kg.

Beef Update: Turning cattle out to grass and purchasing pedigree heifers

Improved ground and weather conditions, spreading urea, calving, AI’ing heifers, dismantling old fences, sourcing hay and more.

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Aurivo Animal Feeds’ Nutritionist – Dr. Justin Mc Donagh - and farmer - John Joe Staunton - outline the benefits of using Nutrias Excel Ewe with Lamb feed.

Over 2,000 cattle offered for sale at Carnaross

“Both weanling bulls and heifers saw a very lively trade, with farmers paying up to €3.10/kg. for top weanlings. Live exporters also were very active”

Cull cows top out at €2.05/kg at Gortatlea

Heifers sold to €2.45/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.30/kg, weanling heifers made up to €2.82/kg and weanling bulls fetched up to €2.95/kg.

Good demand for heifers over 350kgs at Ennis

Some 1,100 entries including 280 calves went under the hammer; suckler pairs sold to €1,980, while calves hit €400 and dairy stock peaked at €1,590.

Dairy Update: Cattle turnout, calving and high grass covers

Ground conditions are okay but we are using strip wires and not letting cows walk over what has already been grazed, writes Aran Connell.

Steady trade for cattle at Tuam

Bullocks sold to €1,650, heifers hit €1,460 and cull cows topped out at €1,550. Lambs made up to €70 with the weight, while old ewes peaked at €122.

Student Focus: Chloe Dreaper-Eyre

Chloe Dreaper-Eyre (20) – a fourth-generation farmer from Ballinasloe, Co. Galway – studies Bioveterinary Science at AIT and is involved in the running of the family farm.

Dry cows reach €1,500 at Manorhamilton

Suckler cows sold to €1,600, bull weanlings hit €1,100, heifer weanlings peaked at €975, bullocks topped out at €1,440 and heifers climbed to €1,200