Fleshed cull cows holding firm but stores a tougher trade
Demand for well-fleshed cows is holding well at marts due to low supply, while store cows continue to be met with weak demand.
Beef finishers facing 'financial ruin'
Winter finishing budgets pointed to prices of €4.40/kg to €4.50/kg being required to deliver a €100 margin. Prices have failed to get anywhere near this level.
Mart manager comment: slightly improved weanling heifer trade
We talk to Martin McNamara of Clare Marts to see how the trade is going in Clare.
What's on: a guide to special and upcoming sales
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks.