Steady trade at Kilrush

“Stock are in good shape and weighing well for the time of year.”

Calf makes €600 at Ballyjamesduff

Sellers took advantage of the brisk trade for quality lots, according to John Telvin.

Strong trade for store bullocks at Loughrea

Forward-type heifers met with strong demand while prices for store lambs have improved as "farmers have lots of spare grass.”

Firm trade for all types at Tuam

Bullocks hit €805 with the weight, while heifers made up to €680 over and cull cows realised €1,380.

Farmers active at Roscommon Mart’s 60th anniversary sale

“With the continued good grass growth, farmers were actively sourcing stock resulting in a good clearance of lots.”

More farmer customers at Baltinglass

Lambs went under the hammer for €105 while ewes hit €131

Dry cows reach €1,540 at Dowra

"The good quality lots were still in demand.”

‘Is that what the factories want?’

“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”

Calves sell from €40 to €280 at Castlerea

"Despite all the disquiet about Brexit, Mercosur and beef prices, trade, in general, held up well”

Heifers reach €1,525 at Ballinrobe

“Despite all the adverse talk about the future of the beef sector, trade did not show any signs of this"

More farmer customers at Ballyjamesduff

Suckler pairings reached €2,030, calves hit €470, stock bulls made up to €1,800 and cull cows peaked at €1,535

'A share of export activity' at Ennis

Heifer and bull weanlings “were back about 15c/kg on last year”

A small sale of 310 animals at Kanturk

A Charolais dry cow sold for €1,480 while 4 HE bulls reached €355

Firm trade for all types at Tuam

Bullocks hit €810 over and heifers peaked at €765 over; lambs sold to €59 over.

Sharper trade for sheep at Kilkenny

“Another small yard of sheep with lambs peaking at €116 with cull ewes to a top call of €135/head.”

€700 for weanling bulls at Maam Cross

Pictures and Prices: Cull cows hit €1.70/kg, heifers climbed to €2.75/kg; lambs topped out at €94

Numbers ease at Baltinglass as field work takes priority

"A good trade for all sorts but prices were slightly back on the previous week."

WATCH: Suckler pairings peak at €1,690 at Balla

Bullocks reach €1,275, heifers hit €1,390 and dry cows climbed to €1,545.

Bullocks hit €790 over at Headford

Heifers climbed to €635 over, weanling heifers sold to €740 over and weanling bulls realised €595 over