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.

Talking Trade: More customers present for plainer cattle

Large entries of cattle were reported across the majority of venues, with a firm trade for quality types. More farmers were present at the ringside.

Talking Trade: Cattle prices improve

The good weather and the harvesting of second and third-cut silage, injected more positivity into the cattle trade this week.

Talking Trade: Increased buyer activity at marts

A firm trade was reported for factory-fit and forward store bullocks and heifers. More farmer customers and feedlot purchasers were present.

Talking Trade: Steady trade for quality lots

Most purchasers continued to place an emphasis on quality, while plainer and lighter types remained difficult to sell.

Talking Trade: Improved demand for quality weanlings

Bullocks and heifers improved by €10-€30/head at some venues this week. Plainer types remained difficult to clear.

Talking Trade: Strong demand for quality and in-spec cattle

Sale sizes increased and a firm trade was reported for quality types but plainer and lighter entries were more difficult to sell.

Talking Trade: Improved trade for quality forward stores

Improved grass growth rates with more farmer customers. Quality was the main driver of price, as plainer lots were difficult to sell.

Talking Trade: Farmer customers are becoming a rare sight

Grass shortages; drought/weather conditions and elements of frustration and uncertainty surrounding beef factory quotes took their toll.

Talking Trade: Reduction in numbers helps to steady trade

Quality continental cattle held a steady trade while plainer and lighter stock remained difficult to sell. Weather; the scramble for fodder and a drop in factory quotes took their toll on trade.

Talking Trade: Lack of grass growth affects trade

Plainer and lighter lots and stores were slightly easier, while quality cattle held a firm trade. Exporters and feedlot buyers made their presence felt at the ringside.

Talking Trade: Weanling exporters return to the ring

It was noted that there is a limited number of heavy and factory fit bullocks and heifers on offer in marts, despite the recent drop in factory quotes.