Steady trade for all classes at Roscommon

There was a full clearance of bullocks and dry cows, while 86% of heifers found new homes.

WATCH: Weanlings sell from €1.90-€3.20/kg at Carnew

“The quality of weanlings was exceptional with strong export demand" - Quinn

Strong trade for store lambs 33-35kgs at Baltinglass

A report from Baltinglass Mart's Hill Cheviot Show and Sale

Bullocks sell from €2.00-€2.42/kg at Ballinasloe

Heifers ranged from €2.01-€2.35/kg and cull cows sold from €610-€1,745

‘Challenging trade’ for plain types at Kilkenny

'A bigger sale of cattle with a definite trend developing' - Candler

Good demand for stores despite ‘pressure on beef prices’

Exporters were active in Castlerea, especially for lighter calves

‘Brisk bidding’ for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe

Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were present, according to Harkin

Heifers reach €1,400 at Ballinrobe

“Despite the continuing difficulties with farming, there was a 100% clearance” - McGuire

‘Many farmers nervous due to the ongoing dispute’

‘Some great beef heifers about and many of these over 30-months met a tough trade’

Sharp trade for cull cows at Ballyjamesduff

"A good entry of stock and fair trade all-round" - Tevlin

98% clearance recorded at Kanturk

Some 526 entries – including 302 weanlings – were offered for sale

Average prices back 2.3% on last year at Scariff

“The live shipping of bull weanlings is proving very beneficial”

Cull cows sell to €1.97/kg at Gortatlea

Heifers hit €2.26/kg, bullocks made to €2.23/kg and weanling heifers realised €3.38/kg.

Heifers improve by €20/head at Ennis

Farmers and exporters were active in the bull weanling ring

Butcher lambs easier at Kilkenny

“The good breeding hogget sale would indicate that more farmers intend staying in sheep production.”

‘Positive’ trade for bullocks at Roscommon

"Plenty of customers in attendance who were anxious for stock"

Weanlings sell from €1.64/kg to €3.33/kg at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €1.05-€2.48/kg and heifers clicked from €1.46 to €2.17/kg

Trade improves for beef cattle at Carnew

“All other classes met a similar trade to the previous week” – David Quinn