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The trade has remained firm across the country in the past week. Tight supplies have been met with strong demand and prices have increased by up to €20/head since before Christmas in some cases.
Brexit negotiations are dominating national headlines, but at ground level, the trade remains steady, with firm demand continuing to underpin the trade.
By Darren Carty on 19 January 2017
The main camera at the mart was at last Friday’s special fatstock show and sale at Roscrea Mart. An entry of over 330 head saw a clearance rate of almost 90%.
Farmers were active for in-calf heifers and weanlings at the Ennis sale. Good-quality in-calf heifers sold from €1,400 to €1,760.
Tuesday last's sale saw an entry of about 900 sheep on offer. Demand was steady and prices were firm on where they left off.
There was strong farmer demand for good-quality in-calf heifers at last Monday night's sale at Elphin Mart.