Beef prices: dairy cows drive 62,052 increase in national herd
There were 56,374 dairy cows on farms on 1 April, while an increase of greater than 30,000 beef-sired heifers in the 12-month to 36-month age bracket was offset by 24,875 fewer suckler cows.
What's on in the marts in the coming weeks
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks.
Ringside comment: slight improvement in store trade
There has been an increase in the number of store buyers at marts. However, weanlings continue to be a tricky trade at times.
Mart manager comment – Stephen Hannon
Last week's sale at Mohill mart saw a good trade for all heavy stores and for better-quality weanlings.