Lighter stores and heavier lots an improved trade at Baltinglass

Breeding ewes ranged from €135 to €165, while cast ewes went under the hammer from €65 to €111.

‘The biggest sale in over 20 years’

Lambs averaged €2.39/kg which is running approximately 30c/kg ahead of last year, according to the spokesperson.

Prices 'better than last week' at Baltinglass

A full clearance was recorded by Coleman.

Dry cows reach €1,320 at Ballinrobe

"If anything the trade was better than last week with plenty of quality stores around, and plenty of customers to bid for them.”

Factory and live export buyers present at Blessington

There was an improved trade, according to a spokesperson.

Bullocks reach €1,620 at Headford

This bullocks, a BBX, weighing 630kgs, sold for €2.57/kg or €1,620.

Store lambs an improved trade at Baltinglass

Rain over recent weeks, coupled with improved grass growth, led to an improved trade, according to Coleman.

More buyers for cattle at Loughrea

“Cattle prices are holding strong..."

Store lambs up €5/head at Baltinglass

Fat and forward lambs were up by €1-€3/head, according to Coleman.

Ball back in sheep farmers’ court

Quotes continue to rise on the back of tight supplies.

Butcher and factory lambs up €4-€5/head at Blessington

A mart spokesperson reported a "super trade" for all types of store lambs.

Lambs and cull ewes peak at €132 at Kilkenny

A smaller sale of lambs and cull ewes resulted in a sharper trade all-round, according to George Candler.

Prices down €2-€3/head at Baltinglass

A larger entry went under the hammer, according to Coleman.