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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.

‘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."

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.

Good demand for stores and forward cattle at Ennis

"Buyers were plentiful with the resurgence of grass growth.”

Pictures and Prices: Factory-fit cows purchased by northern customers at Dowra

“Trade, overall, was dearer than last week with more farmer customers both buying online and around the two rings.”

€1,330 for weanling heifer at Headford

This LMX, weighing 360kg, made €1310 or €3.64/kg

'Strong' trade for all categories at Roscommon

Ringside and online bidders competed for stock, according to Quigley.

Prices down €2-€3/head at Baltinglass

A larger entry went under the hammer, according to Coleman.

'Good' trade for cattle at Ballinasloe

Bullocks sold from €2.18-€2.61/kg, while heifers made from €2.04-€3.25/kg.

Northern activity boosts prices at Castlerea

“A firm trade was reported with smaller stock and forward stores especially in strong demand this week, aided by grass growth and northern demand.”

More farmers looking to purchase ‘grass cattle’ at Raphoe

Trade improved across all categories, according to Ann Harkin.

Strong local demand at Kilrush

“A nice entry of calves met a fine trade with an online buyer giving from €370 to €400 for Friesian heifer calves, all the way from the east coast.”

Quality store cattle sell ‘extremely’ well at Blessington

There was a “very strong” trade for all categories, according to a mart spokesperson.

€2,000 for cull cow at Elphin’s special beef sale

There was ringside and online bidding activity at its special beef sale, according to Connellan.