WATCH: €2,220 for breeding heifer at Balla

The LMX – weighing 500kg – made €2,200 or €1,720 over.

Cull cows sell from €980 to €1,390 at Ballinasloe

Heifers made from €2.01-€2.27/kg & bullocks fetched from €1.98-€2.54/kg

‘Farmers need to go back to selling their beef now’ – auctioneer

“Those still at the factory gates should not stop fellow farmers who now need to dispose of beef before they go over-age or over-fit"

“Top-quality bulls making as high as €4.00/kg' at Castlerea

“It was refreshing to see such good demand on offer and gives a welcome boost to the suckler sector" - Egan

'Plainer cattle and bulls the most difficult to sell' at Raphoe

“Still plenty of buyers present and mostly looking for quality in-spec cattle which are still a great trade."

Lambs improve by €2/head at Carnew

“A small sale due to ‘Ploughing’ with excellent demand for lambs” – Quinn

Bullocks make from €100-€800 over at Headford

Weanling heifers sold from €1.85-€2.63/kg, while weanling bulls ranged from €1.56-€3.09/kg.

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

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.