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 lagging €70 to €150 behind 2017 levels
Higher throughput remains a dominant feature of the trade with the supply-demand balance firmly rooted in factories favour.
Ringside comment: slow start to spring mart trade
In suckler areas, numbers are a little slower to come out, but calf numbers are ramping up in dairy areas.
What's on in the marts in the coming weeks
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks around the country.