Beef prices: higher numbers driving elevated throughput
The kill is running well above normal levels for the time of year and is being underpinned by higher supplies of dairy-bred cattle.
Plainer cattle a little easier at Balla mart
Plainer cattle were a weaker trade on Saturday in Balla but good-quality types were strong and steady.
Camera at the mart: quality store cattle a strong steady trade in Kilrush
We were at Wednesday's special show and sale of cattle at Kilrush Mart. The trade was strong for all good-quality types, but plainer cattle were a little slower to sell.
Ringside comment: improved trade for quality cattle
There has been an improved trade for good-quality store cattle in the last week, but plainer-quality bullocks and heifers have been met with a slightly easier trade.