The beef trade remains in a steady position this week with quotes in the main at €4.70/kg for bullocks and €4.75/kg for heifers.

Bulls are also in demand with €4.70/kg being quoted for R grading bulls and €4.80-€4.85/kg being paid for U grading bulls. Cows are also a solid trade with R grading cows working off €4.60/kg to €4.70/kg with U grading cows up as high as €4.90/kg in some factories.

North of the border, demand is good with bullocks being bought at 438p/kg (€5.19/kg).