Exporters active for Italian market at Balla

Bulls in the 350-450kgs bracket met with strong export demand

WATCH: Improved trade for weanlings at Balla

Farmers made their presence felt at the ringside

Steady trade for quality weanlings

There was a “noticeable demand” for Charolais and Limousin-types weighing 270-340kgs.

More farmers operating at Castlerea

Improved demand for weanlings and younger stock - Egan

Heavy and plain cattle a tough sell at Ballinrobe

Trade was “sharp” for quality stock, according to McGuire

Exporters ‘not as active’ at Balla

"Bull weanlings 200kg-350kg were plentiful and while not making big money, they averaged €2.35/kg"

Weanling prices back at Loughrea

“A fantastic yard of great cattle quality on offer with almost 100% clearance, while prices were back from last year"

‘Slow demand’ for forward cattle at Carnew

"Light Friesian, Hereford and Angus cattle were met with good farmer demand" - Quinn

Renewed interest in breeding stock at Castlerea

“Variance still exists between the quality calves and the plainer-type lots” – Egan

Cull cows reach €1,560 at Ballinrobe

“Monday weanling sales are attracting big numbers with little or no trouble with trade" - McGuire

Over 1,000 lots on offer at Ballyjamesduff

Bullocks sold for up to €1,580, heifers hit €1,430 and cull cows peaked at €1,570.

Heifers make from €165 to €672 over at Headford

Bullocks ranged from €128-€770 over and weanlings pushed from €200-€640 over

Stronger cattle a harder sell at Ballinrobe

Light to forward stores were a steady trade, according to McGuire

‘Heifers are a sticky trade’

Farmers and exporters were active for weanlings