Truck of the Week: 27-year-old Scania 93M

The truck is used to transport cattle to marts weekly

Career Focus: Enda Faulkner

The Donegal man is currently doing a Masters degree in Food Business Management

Store lambs improve by €2-€5/head at Baltinglass

Heavy hoggets improved by €1 - €3/head; lambs sold to €124, while cull ewes hit €125. There was a slightly improved trade for all types of cattle.

Steady trade for cattle at Tuam

Bullocks fetched up to €1,540, heifers peaked at €1,530, weanling bulls hit €1,250, weanling heifers realised €1,020 and cull cows sold to €1,250.

Beef Plan calls for removal of 70-day pre-slaughter movement restrictions

"It is an anti-competitive tool which hinders the sale of factory-fit stock in marts, these same marts are fighting for survival"