Cattle prices match sale dockets from 2017 at Kanturk

“We had 87 buyers with farmer buyers looking for cattle for grass.”

Quality the main driver of price at Elphin

Dry cows went under the hammer from €710 to €1,740.

€600 for 3-month-old calf at Ennis

Trade was strong for both bull and heifer weanling rings, according to a spokesperson.

VIDEO: €3,700 for LMX cow with bull calf at foot at Manorhamilton

“Where’s your sterling now?” asks livestock auctioneer, Tom Cox.

More buyers for cattle at Loughrea

“Cattle prices are holding strong..."

Northern buyers on the hunt for calves at Kilkenny

A March-born continental calf reached €530.

‘Very lively’ trade at Mohill

A mart spokesperson reported both ringside and online bidding activity for all types of stock.

€1,310 for weanling heifer at Headford

A BAX, weighing 360kg, made €1,310 or €3.64/kg.

Store cows an easier trade at Ennis

"Trade was quite steady on the week but some very good quality lots on offer.”

Store lambs up €5/head at Baltinglass

Fat and forward lambs were up by €1-€3/head, according to Coleman.

Smaller entry but strong demand at Ballinasloe

Heifers averaged €1,060, while bullocks sold to an average of €1,095.

Keen demand for all types at Ballymote

A spokesperson reported a strong trade for all stock.

Lighter store cattle increase in price at Castlerea

Quality store bullocks and heifers have noticed a price improvement, Egan said.

‘Plenty of bidders’ at Raphoe

Plainer types sold in the region of €1.90/kg-€2.10/kg while quality cattle sold from €2.30/kg-€2.80/kg, Harkin said.

‘More bite’ for forward stores and beef-types at Kilkenny

“It would appear that forward store bullocks and heifers, plus beef-type animals are getting scarce.”

Trade remains largely unchanged at Blessington

Bullocks hit €745 over, while heifers climbed to €630 over and cows realised €470 over.

€700 for 7-week-old calf at Ennis

“Trade for bulls was very strong but heifers were a shade easier."

Butcher and factory lambs up €4-€5/head at Blessington

A mart spokesperson reported a "super trade" for all types of store lambs.

Lambs and cull ewes peak at €132 at Kilkenny

A smaller sale of lambs and cull ewes resulted in a sharper trade all-round, according to George Candler.