‘Farmers are turning against beef rearing’

Good demand for ewe lambs and ewe hoggets

Butcher and factory lambs easier at Loughrea

'Numbers are getting bigger at the sales are prices are good enough for quality stock'

‘Plainer cattle are hard sold’

'Bigger numbers are starting to come out; nice quality cattle are easy to sell'

Strong trade for store bullocks at Loughrea

Forward-type heifers met with strong demand while prices for store lambs have improved as "farmers have lots of spare grass.”