Friesian bulls sell from €30-€100/hd at Blessington

“Lots of customers for bullocks, heifers and cows – all classes met with a lively trade.”

Strong demand for 300-350kg weanling bulls at Ennis

Farmers, exporters and specialised feeders competed in the weanling bull ring.

Brisk trade at Roscommon’s second sale of 2020

“A good demand for all stock with the majority of lots getting sold.”

Good demand for forward store and factory-fit cattle at Kanturk

"We had an outstanding trade for a fine turnout of cattle at our sale."

Lambs up €1-€2/hd at Baltinglass

Coleman said that cast ewes were also dearer by €2-€4/head.

Lambs peak at €123/head at Kilkenny

Candler said that trade was similar to the previous week.

VIDEO: Dry cows and quality stores up €30-€50/head at Carnew

“Dry cows took a very big lift, particularly for the store Friesian cows.” – Quinn

Weanlings sell from €1.95-€2.91/kg at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €1.56-€2.33/kg while heifers fetched from €1.78-€2.27/kg

‘Very positive’ outlook for the store trade – mart manager

Driver said that store-type cows, especially Friesians, met with “a lively demand”.

‘Fast’ selling trade at Kilkenny’s first cattle sale of 2020

“Buyers showing more confidence compared to a month or so ago” – Candler

Top-quality cull cows exceed €2.00/kg at Castlerea

Quality store bullocks and heifers met with strong demand

‘Brisk’ cattle trade at Raphoe’s first sale of 2020

“Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in attendance” – Harkin

In-calf entries reach €2,200 at Elphin

“We had a 100% clearance of bull weanlings with prices governed by quality.”

Friesian calves sell to €75 at Ballyjamesduff

John Tevlin reported a "good attendance" at the mart's first sale of 2020

Lively trade for sheep at Kilkenny's first sale of 2020

George Candler reported a lively trade for sheep with up to €123 for lambs and up to €126 for cull ewes

Friesian bulls make from €20-€125 at Bandon

Dry cows sold from €125 under to €335 over the kg

Heavy lambs up €7-€8/head at Baltinglass

There was "strong demand" for sheep at the mart's first sale of the year.

Complete clearance at Baltinglass

Cast ewes sold to €130, while heavy lambs reached €120