Exporters active in the bull ring at Ennis

“The bull and heifer weanlings maintained the strong trade."

Suckler pairings hit €1,800 at Maam Cross

Pictures and prices: Cull cows sold to €1,330, heifers made up to €1,120, weanlings topped out at €1,000 & bullocks realised €1,030.

Spring lambs easier by €7-€12/head at Baltinglass

Spring lambs sold to €110, while hoggets hit €114 & cast ewes peaked at €128.

Calves make from €55 to €505 at Ballinasloe

Bullocks sold from €2.28/kg to €2.93/kg, while heifers made from €2.24/kg to €2.94/kg and cows fetched from €710 to €1,575.

Drop in cattle numbers at Ballinrobe

“As we enter the summer period, cattle numbers are reducing as is the quality of stock on offer,” - McGuire

Solid trade for cull cows and heifers at Kilkenny

Forward stores and beef-types generated the most interest

Calves sell to €605 at Castlerea

“There has been a slight fall-off in the quality of stock presented for sale.” – Egan

Strong demand for forward stores at Raphoe

“Plainer-type bulls are the most difficult to sell.” – Harkin

Bulls reach €2,500 at Ballyjamesduff

Some 1,000 entries passed through the ring, according to Tevlin.

€400 for Friesian heifer calves at Kanturk

Dry cows sold to €1,070, heifers climbed to €1,170 and bullocks topped out at €1,320.

Plainer lots a 'shade tougher' at Ennis

“Quite a number of Autumn-born weanlings are being presented for sale now.”

Demand improves for quality continental stores at Carnew

“Calves continue to improve with strong export and farmer demand.” – Quinn

Suckler pairings reach €2,010 at Maam Cross

Pictures & Prices: Cull cows made from €1,305, heifers reached €1,305, bull weanlings peaked at €1,340 and bullocks sold to €1,340.

Brisk trade for spring lambs at Baltinglass

Ewes with lambs at foot topped out at €235, while cast ewes climbed to €120

Cull ewes reach €144 at Ballymote

Hoggets hit €118, while lambs peaked at €118 - see the full report here.

€585 for 3-week-old calf at Castlerea

“A good entry of quality stock recorded some very fancy prices on the day.” - Egan

Farmers and feedlot buyers active at Raphoe

“Plainer Friesian-types and mid-weight bulls were more difficult to sell.” – Harkin

Cull cows hit €1,015 over at Ballyjamesduff

“Northern customers completed with Dublin feedlots”

‘Plenty of customers for quality lots’ - McGuire

Bullocks hit €2.58/kg, heifers climbed to €2.91/kg and cull cows reached €2.02/kg.