Tougher trade for plainer types at Raphoe

Forward-store heifers met with strong demand with up to €840 over the kg recorded.

Heifers sell to €1,430 at Ballinrobe

Trade held well, especially for quality lots; bullocks hit €1,285, dry cows realised €1,565 and suckler pairings peaked at €1,480.

Ewe lambs reach €172 at Ballymote

“The lamb trade, in general, was not as sharp as last week; trade for cull ewes remained strong.”

Tough trade for plainer lots at Ennis

“Trade for the heifer weanlings holding very solid but bulls were a shade easier.”

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.

Sheep ease by €2-€4/head at Kilkenny

500 lots on offer with "more of a challenging trade."

More farmer customers at Baltinglass

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

Bullocks top out at €715 over at Headford

Heifers hit €640 over, weanling bulls realised €520 over and weanling heifers peaked at €340 over.

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"

'A share of export activity' at Ennis

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

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."

Bullocks hit €790 over at Headford

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

Store lambs achieved €75 - €90 at Ballinrobe

Factory lambs pushed from €90.00 to €110.00, while heifers hit €2.36/kg

Farmer driven trade at Ennis

Lambs averaged €2.13/kg while Cull ewes achieved €61 to €120.