Springer reaches €2,240 at Elphin

An average price of €1,454 was paid for springing heifers.

Friesian calves sell from €50-€215/hd at Bandon

Continental heifer calves reached €520, while continental bulls topped out at €390.

What are suck calves making in marts?

“A good number of exporters operating"

Sheep trade improves at Baltinglass

“Ewes with lambs at foot are starting to come out and they made from €160 up to €220 for a family.”

Strong export demand for heavy bulls at Carnew

Beef and store cattle met with improved demand, according to Quinn.

Brisk trade for cattle at Roscommon

Dry cows made from €1.66-€2.08/kg, heifers sold from €2.24-€2.92/kg and bullocks ranged from €2.23-€2.47/kg.

Light Friesian calves back €5-€10/hd at Tullow

“A lot of farmer custom around the ring for stronger FR calves” – Driver

Strong demand for BBX heifers at Ennis

“There was a 98% clearance all-round. Trade could only be described as very good.”

Cull cows hold steady at Elphin

A full clearance was recorded in the cull cow, suckler and weanling rings.

‘Brisk bidding’ for quality cattle at Raphoe

“Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers battle to secure quality around the ring.”

Lively trade for forward stores at Kilkenny

“Our sale of 110 cows was completed in little over an hour - the demand would suggest we could have easily sold another 100.”

Bullocks and forward store heifers improve by €20-€30/hd at Castlerea

“The dry cow trade remains very strong also with buyers active for both the stores and forward lots.”

Friesian calves sell from €10 to €110 at Blessington

“A very good trade for all classes – especially good store cattle.”

In-calf heifer makes €1,950 at Ballyjamesduff

Tevlin reported a “good trade” in all rings.

Friesian calves range from €20-€120 at Kanturk

“A bad morning here in Kanturk, which kept some people and cattle at home.”

‘Calves need to be up to 3-weeks-old and well-fed to command strong prices’

“Calf numbers slightly smaller than expected with Friesian bull calves making from €40 to €100.”

Quiz: Dry cow prices at Dowra

How much did these 6 cull cows sell for?

Heifers reach €1,690 at Gortatlea

Cull cows hit €1,525, while bullocks climbed to €1,450.

Cast ewes peak at €125 at Baltinglass

Trade was similar to the previous week.