Beef trends: first kill of 2019 recorded at 27,822 head
The high throughput levels of 2018 have continued, with the kill relatively high given many plants were only processing for three days last week.
Beef prices: trade holding to varying degrees
There is continued pressure in some plants to purchase cattle at a 5c/kg lower base but there are also plants holding at a base of €3.75/kg for steers and €3.85/kg for heifers.
Bullocks make up to €2.79/kg in Roscrea
Sale report from Roscrea Mart's general cattle sale on Friday 22 March, powered by the MartBids app.
Super trade for calves at Kilrea Mart
Calves continue to realise exceptionally strong prices at Kilrea Mart, with steady demand for dairy and suckler cattle.