Lambs up €1-€2/hd at Baltinglass

Coleman said that cast ewes were also dearer by €2-€4/head.

Lambs peak at €123/head at Kilkenny

Candler said that trade was similar to the previous week.

Complete clearance at Baltinglass

Cast ewes sold to €130, while heavy lambs reached €120

Full clearance of lambs at Raphoe

Harkin reported an "excellent" trade for all lots on offer

Farmers active in weanling rings at Loughrea

“Cattle prices have got a good lift in the last couple of weeks”

Bullocks range from €1.31-€2.56/kg at Headford

Heifers topped out at €650 over, while weanlings heifers reached €660 over and weanling bulls peaked at €600 over

Cast ewes reach €140 at Kilkenny

Trade was similar to the previous week

‘Electric’ trade for sheep at Kilkenny

George Candler reported a full clearance

All lambs up by €3-€4/head at Baltinglass

Cast ewes improved by €2-€3/head, according to a spokesperson

Weanlings sell from €1.80-€2.98/kg at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €120-€755 over, while heifers made from €165-€695 over

Weanlings made from €2.37-€3.29/kg at Tuam

Bullocks sold to €725 over, while heifers pushed to €620 with the weight

Weanling heifers up €20/head at Ennis

Weanling bulls improved by €10/head

Factory agents active for sheep at Kilkenny

“A fast selling trade again in Kilkenny with customers anxious to source sheep." - Candler

Cull cows sell from €480 to €1280 at Headford

Bullocks made from €203-€750 over, while heifers sold from €130-€630 over

Demand outstrips supply at Ballinrobe

“Again, there were plenty of customers around the ring to bid for stock" - McGuire

‘Buoyant’ sheep trade at Kilkenny

“Numbers still remaining limited" - Candler

‘More life to the trade’ at Ennis

Hoggets improved €3 to €5/head, according to a mart spokesperson

Improved trade at Loughrea

“A good trade for both bulls and heifers"