Strong trade for lambs at Ballymote

'It was the biggest sale of the year so far'

Weanling heifers reach €3.46/kg at Ennis

"Trade was very strong with some top-quality stock on offer”

Solid trade for all lambs at Kilkenny

Lambs sold to €122 while cast ewes reached €137

Steady trade for store cattle at Tullow

'Trade was similar to the previous week so I couldn’t suggest any improvement'

Reduced factory quotes not instilling confidence – Candler

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

Calves reach €380 at Kilmallock

“With the excellent grass growing conditions, buyers were very keen.”

Cull cows make over €2/kg at Ballinrobe

Heifers sold to €1,340, bullocks hit €1,140 and suckler pairings topped out at €1,710; spring lambs realised €132.

Sheep prices up €2-€4/head at Tullow

An improved trade, especially for lambs weighing from 43kg to 47kg.

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"The last calf sale of the year ended on a high with a great trade and a big crowd around the ring."

Heifers reach €1,680 at Dowra

Strong demand for quality store heifers and weanling bulls

Strong trade for quality bullocks and heifers at Ennis

Exporters and farmers were active in the calf ring

Heifers reach €1,575 at Dowra

“A slightly smaller sale with more plainer-types on offer”

Another large entry on offer at Kanturk

“Despite the rain over the last few days, trade was exceptionally strong in both rings.”

Steady trade for bullocks at Kilkenny

“If the weather becomes milder and grass growth improves, it should steady the trade for all types” – Candler