There is no big bounce in the trade in the last full week of processing before the Christmas break.

Steers are trading on a mixed base of €3.50/kg to €3.55/kg. A high percentage of heifers are trading on a base of €3.55/kg, with select deals completed 5c/kg higher at a base of €3.60/kg. There are isolated deals being completed 5c/kg higher, with some large-scale finishers utilising greater negotiating power, but by and large the trade is steady.