Store lambs improve by €2-€5/head at Baltinglass

Butcher and factory lambs were easier than previous weeks.

Farmer Focus: Kye Herefords

'People go to football; we go to shows,' - Padraig McGrath

Firm trade for all types at Tuam

Bullocks hit €810 over and heifers peaked at €765 over; lambs sold to €59 over.

€700 for weanling bulls at Maam Cross

Pictures and Prices: Cull cows hit €1.70/kg, heifers climbed to €2.75/kg; lambs topped out at €94

An excellent entry of dry cows at Ballymote

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

LM bullock made €2.76/kg at Ennis

CH bull - 1,055kg topped out at €1,800

A good trade for cull cows in Ballyjamesduff

A LM - 780kg went under the hammer for €1720, while weanling heifers reached €725

"Cattle were a flying trade" at Kanturk

Calves achieved €285, while dry cows hit €1.220 and heifers sold to €990

Farmer driven trade at Ennis

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

Quality heifer and bullocks were a steady trade at Baltinglass

CH - 420kg reached €910 while lambs were easier by €1 - €3/head

Suckler pairings pushed from €1,200 - €2,200 at Ballinasloe

Bullocks sold for an average price of €2.03/kg - €2.16/kg; heifers ranged from €2.26/kg - €2.67/kg while weanlings sold from €2.16/kg - €2.63/kg

400 lots were on offer at Castlerea

Cows with calves at foot topped out at €1970

Cull cows top out at €1.89/kg in Gortatlea

Heifers reached €2.57/kg while weanling heifers topped out at €2.79/kg