Good demand for stock at Ballinrobe

Heifers sold to €2.52/kg, bullocks peaked at €2.70/kg, weanling heifers hit €3.12/kg, weanling bulls made up to €3.26/kg and dry cows topped out at €1.75/kg.

Good demand for heifers over 350kgs at Ennis

Some 1,100 entries including 280 calves went under the hammer; suckler pairs sold to €1,980, while calves hit €400 and dairy stock peaked at €1,590.

Bullocks sell to €798 over at Headford

Heifers sold to €790 over, weanling heifers reached €635 over and weanling bulls made up to €658 over.

Steady trade for cattle at Tuam

Bullocks sold to €1,650, heifers hit €1,460 and cull cows topped out at €1,550. Lambs made up to €70 with the weight, while old ewes peaked at €122.

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.

€1,400 for suckler pair at Maam Cross

Prices & Pictures: Cows sold to €960, bullocks hit €935, bull weanlings peaked at €990 and breeding bulls realised €1,260. Lambs climbed to €85, while dry ewes fetched up to €100.

Sheep trade similar to last week at Kilkenny

Butcher lambs sold from €119-€130, factory lambs made from €102-€118 and cast ewes sold from €90-€126. Dairy stock topped out at €1,920.

Sheep improve by €1-€2/head at Carnew

Some 1,876 entries went under the hammer, with a strong trade for all classes; hoggets reached €127.

Heifers top out at €1,035 over at Raphoe

“Another good show of cattle with an excellent trade for all types, with quality stock selling exceptionally well” – Ann Harkin

350 cattle offered for sale at Ballinrobe

“The high-quality of the stock on show resulted in a 100% clearance” – Tom McGuire

Heavy hoggets improve by €5-€6/head at Tullow

A smaller entry of sheep met with an improved trade, according to Eric Driver – Manager. Ewes with twins hit €240, while cull ewes peaked at €132.

Trade for calves “better than expected” at Ennis

Numbers held “very strong”, with almost 1,000 lots offered for sale; the majority of FR bulls sold from €40-€70. A top call of €2,300 was recorded for a suckler pair.

€2,100 for Champion Bullock at Tuam

“The mood around the ring was very positive with a good clearance of stock” – Marian Devane

Champion Bullock sells for €1,790 at Headford

Headford Mart’s Store Cattle Spring Show and Sale attracted a “great turnout” with a 90% clearance recorded, according to Joe Wynne – Manager.

Heavier hoggets improve by €2-€5/head at Kilkenny

Sheep numbers are remaining small; butcher lambs made up to €130, factory lambs hit €121 and cast ewes peaked at €118.

Lambs improve by €2-€4/head at Baltinglass

Lambs – weighing 50kgs – topped out at €123, while in-lamb lambs ewes realised €240 and cast ewes hit €110. Better-quality cattle improved by €30-€40/head.

Trade improves for all types at Raphoe

Quality lots sold well, with heifers topping out at €885 over and €860 over forked out for bullocks. Plainer types also met with an improved trade, the manager noted.

Good weather attracts more customers to Ballinrobe Mart

A special continental Bullock sale attracted some quality-types, with up to €2.60/kg recorded. Heifers sold to €2.60/kg, weanling bulls hit €3.05/kg and dry cows realised €1.91/kg.