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"

Weanlings sell from €1.14-€2.80/kg

Bullocks ranged from €1.26-€2.39/kg, while heifers made from €1.51-€2.50/kg

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”