‘Plainer cattle are hard sold’

'Bigger numbers are starting to come out; nice quality cattle are easy to sell'

Store lambs improve by €1-€4/head

'A much bigger sale with store lambs meeting a very strong trade'

Trade improves at Raphoe

‘Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in competition to purchase cattle’

Weanlings sell to €2.11/kg at Ballinrobe

Heifers sold to €2.20/kg, bullocks hit €2.22/kg and dry cows topped out at €1.76/kg.

Over 1,050 lots on offer at Ballymote

“The largest entry of sheep this year; a strong demand for store lambs'

Stores lambs improve by €2-€4/head at Baltinglass

'Our 35th Annual Sheep Breeders' Show and Sale turned out very successful and met with a near-complete clearance'

Ewe hoggets reach €195 at Headford

'A brilliant turnout of sheep for our annual show and sale; a great clearance was recorded for ewe hoggets'

Good demand for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe

'Grass farmers are anxious to purchase in-spec cattle'

Weanling bulls reach €1.90/kg at Ballinrobe

'Cattle numbers were similar to the previous sale, while sheep numbers are continuing to increase'

Plainer heifers a shade easier at Ennis

“Heifers 350kgs plus were a strong trade”

Strong trade for store lambs at Baltinglass

“Heavy factory and butcher lambs were similar to last week"

More farmers and agents active at Raphoe

More customers were present to purchase quality sheep, while quality cattle sold well.

More customers for quality bulls at Ennis

‘The heifer trade was livelier than the bull trade on a per kg basis’

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'A very good demand for nice Suffolk lambs'

Bullocks make up to €765 over at Headford

Cull cows and suckler pairs peaked at €1,450, weanling bulls hit €950 and heifers realised €1,200.

Store lambs improve by €2-€5/head at Baltinglass

Butcher and factory lambs were easier than previous weeks.

More buyers for heifers at Raphoe

‘Plain cattle remain hard to sell’

Heifers sell to €1,310 at Ballinrobe

Bullocks sold to €1,265, weanlings peaked at €945 and cull cows reached €1,560.