Farmers and midland buyers active at Ballinrobe

A larger entry “probably due to the end of the 7-month [ANC] retention period” – McGuire

‘Sharper’ trade for sheep at Kilkenny

There was a full clearance recorded, according to George Candler.

Weanlings make from €1.44-€3.10/kg at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €1.24-€2.43/kg, while heifers sold from €1.61-€2.54/kg

Numbers start to fall at Ballinrobe

Trade was similar to previous week, as quality remains king

'Weanlings are a difficult trade at the moment'

"There is very little shipping at the moment"

Firmer trade for butcher and factory lambs at Kilkenny

Candler said that store lambs met with good farmer demand

Store lambs improve by €2-€3/head at Baltinglass

Suffolk-cross ewe lambs met with a “strong trade”

Export demand for Limousin-crosses at Loughrea

“The plainer-type weanlings are a difficult trade”

Sheep up €2-€4/head at Baltinglass

“Breeding ewes were a strong trade particularly for 2 and 3-year-olds.” – spokesperson

Tullow's sheep sale draws over 2,000 entries

Driver said that trade could be reported as being similar to previous weeks

‘Plainer stock have come back in price’

“Trade for heifers is not great at the moment as factories have pulled prices again”

Sharper trade for butcher and store lambs at Kilkenny

A smaller sale of sheep with some 320 entries on offer – Candler

Weanlings sell from €1.41-€2.96/kg at Headford

Bullocks hit €710 over and heifers topped out at €570 over

Heavy and plain cattle a tough sell at Ballinrobe

Trade was “sharp” for quality stock, according to McGuire

Exporters 'quiet' at Ennis

Strong demand for Charolais and Limousin bull weanlings in the 320-360kg bracket

Weanlings make from €1.19-€3.26/kg at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €1.33-€2.70/kg, while heifers sold from €1.38-€2.36/kg

Cull cows reach €1,560 at Ballinrobe

“Monday weanling sales are attracting big numbers with little or no trouble with trade" - McGuire