Over 200 cattle were offered for sale in Raphoe Livestock Mart on Thursday 4 February.
Trade was brisk throughout and a clearance rate of almost 90% was recorded.
Well-fleshed suckler-bred dry cows were in demand, with €1.80/kg to €1.90/kg on offer at the top end of the market.
Friesian types carrying good condition traded around the €1.40/kg mark, while those requiring feeding were moving between €1.05/kg and €1.20/kg.
A large entry of bullocks saw big prices being paid for nice-quality continental types, with up to €2.64/kg on offer for exceptional lots, while a more typical range of €2.30/kg to €2.40/kg was paid for store bullocks in the 400kg to 500kg weight range.
A smaller number of heavier bullocks 600kg+ were moving from €2.10/kg to €2.15/kg for the most part.
Heifers were out in smaller numbers, but, again, where there was quality there was big demand. Store heifers were making €2.20/kg to €2.30/kg for the most part, with €2.35/kg to €2.45/kg on offer for the best-quality stock.
Commenting on the sale, mart manager Ann Harkin said she was very pleased to see the strong trade continue in recent weeks, with good-quality cattle continuing to be met with high demand.