Strong demand for 300-350kg weanling bulls at Ennis

Farmers, exporters and specialised feeders competed in the weanling bull ring.

Good demand for forward store and factory-fit cattle at Kanturk

"We had an outstanding trade for a fine turnout of cattle at our sale."

Lambs up €1-€2/hd at Baltinglass

Coleman said that cast ewes were also dearer by €2-€4/head.

Lambs peak at €123/head at Kilkenny

Candler said that trade was similar to the previous week.

VIDEO: Dry cows and quality stores up €30-€50/head at Carnew

“Dry cows took a very big lift, particularly for the store Friesian cows.” – Quinn

‘Very positive’ outlook for the store trade – mart manager

Driver said that store-type cows, especially Friesians, met with “a lively demand”.

‘Fast’ selling trade at Kilkenny’s first cattle sale of 2020

“Buyers showing more confidence compared to a month or so ago” – Candler

Top-quality cull cows exceed €2.00/kg at Castlerea

Quality store bullocks and heifers met with strong demand

‘Brisk’ cattle trade at Raphoe’s first sale of 2020

“Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in attendance” – Harkin

In-calf entries reach €2,200 at Elphin

“We had a 100% clearance of bull weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

Friesian calves sell to €75 at Ballyjamesduff

John Tevlin reported a "good attendance" at the mart's first sale of 2020

Lively trade for sheep at Kilkenny's first sale of 2020

George Candler reported a lively trade for sheep with up to €123 for lambs and up to €126 for cull ewes

Friesian bulls make from €20-€125 at Bandon

Dry cows sold from €125 under to €335 over the kg

Heavy lambs up €7-€8/head at Baltinglass

There was "strong demand" for sheep at the mart's first sale of the year.

Complete clearance at Baltinglass

Cast ewes sold to €130, while heavy lambs reached €120

Cattle ‘dearer than 12 months previous’ at Ennis

“The year, overall, has ended on a positive note with strong demand and more optimism about”

‘General improvement’ in prices at Castlerea

“Smaller cattle, in particular, have noticed a steady improvement in the last few weeks” – Egan