Lighter weanlings selling best at Loughrea

“Nice quality bulls and heifers are making very good money with lighter ones selling best.”

‘Lamb prices are €10-€15/head dearer than this time last year’

Cull ewes reached €136/head, while hoggets topped out at €204/head.

‘Very good’ trade for ‘outstanding’ yard of cattle at Loughrea

“A good supply of grass over the past couple of months has helped put on good weight on cattle.”

'A good few buyers looking for stock' at Loughrea

“Prices have improved for all types of cattle."

Forward store cattle an easy sell at Loughrea

The spokesperson described trade as “steady”.

More buyers for cattle at Loughrea

“Cattle prices are holding strong..."

Solid trade for cattle at Loughrea

Demand was strongest for forward-type stores, according to a spokesperson.

Cattle prices 'under pressure' at Loughrea

With rumours circulating of factories cutting prices in the near future, farmers were happy to see lambs and sheep auctioned once again, according to a spokesperson.

‘Out-of-spec cattle selling better in marts than factories’

“The cattle trade is very good and a long way better than this time last year."

‘Good quality heifers are scarce’

“Cattle are in big demand and prices are good."

Farmers active in weanling rings at Loughrea

“Cattle prices have got a good lift in the last couple of weeks”

Farmers active for weanlings at Loughrea

“Cattle have improved in price with a lot more interest from buyers.”

'Weanlings are a difficult trade at the moment'

"There is very little shipping at the moment"

Export demand for Limousin-crosses at Loughrea

“The plainer-type weanlings are a difficult trade”

Weanling prices back at Loughrea

“A fantastic yard of great cattle quality on offer with almost 100% clearance, while prices were back from last year"

Improved trade for heifers at Loughrea

“With the strong winds over the weekend, boats could not travel so shippers were not as active"

‘Farmers are turning against beef rearing’

Good demand for ewe lambs and ewe hoggets