Talking Trade: ANC participants active

A large number of buyers are seeking stock in order to meet the seven-month stock retention period requirement associated with the ANC.

Talking Trade: Very poor demand for light calves

Quality lots remain in demand, with well-conformed Continental stores remaining at the top of the price table.

Talking Trade: Strong export demand for bull weanlings

Trade remained firm for quality lots at venues across the country - see more here.

Talking Trade: Larger cattle sales

Managers noted that lots at the upper end of the market are on par with last year’s level, despite Brexit uncertainty and poor factory quotes.

Talking Trade: Several marts host their biggest sale of 2019

Managers reported increased activity from farmers and feedlot buyers, with strong demand for good-quality Continental stores.

Talking Trade: More ‘grass buyers’ flock to the ringside

Demand is remaining strong for quality Continental stores, while plainer, lighter types met with a tougher selling trade this week.

Talking Trade: Strong demand for quality stores

Cattle numbers continued to increase, with a more positive atmosphere at the ringside despite current challenges. Good-quality Continentals stores improved by €30-€60/head.

Talking Trade: Northern customers for quality store heifers

Quality lots improved by €20-€50/head this week, while demand is poor for light-weight cattle and those with strong dairy-influence.

Talking Trade: Demand improves for heifers

Managers reported a tough selling trade for poorer, light-weight and over-age non-quality assured cattle.

Talking Trade: Cattle sales remain small

Purchasers at marts are cautious due to Brexit uncertainty and poor factory quotes, although early grass growth is bringing some positivity to the ringside.

Talking Trade: First sales of 2019 attract small entries

Some managers said that their mart opened to a trade of uncertainty around the ring with prices struggling to remain at pre-Christmas levels.

Talking Trade: Trade holds strong for quality types

Many marts hosted their final sale of the year this week; quality lots meeting a firm trade while plainer types were more difficult to sell.

Talking Trade: Forward store heifers and bullocks in demand

Several managers reported increased farmer activity at marts this week; this led to a slight increase in the price of some cattle. Numbers continued to drop off.

Talking Trade: Larger entries with sharper type for quality types

Many mart managers reported larger entries of cattle this week - despite last week's drop-off in numbers - with more customers around the ring and a sharper trade prevailing for quality types.

Talking Trade: Decline in cattle numbers and quality

Trade has remained strong for quality bullocks and heifers, although cull cows are still under pressure.

Talking Trade: Sale sizes continue to decrease

Quality lots held firm, while plainer and lighter types remained difficult to sell. There is strong interest in quality suckler lots at present.

Talking Trade: Continental bullocks improve by €20-€60/head

The majority of mart managers reported slightly smaller sales this week, with a strong trade for suckler stock, although cull cows are under pressure.

Talking Trade: Entry numbers soar at cattle marts

Trade remained firm for quality types - Continental forward stores; however, plainer types were difficult to sell.

Talking Trade: Firm trade for quality lots

Demand remained strongest for forward types, as large entries of cattle went under the hammer again this week. Plainer types met with a tough trade.