Good demand for forward cattle but numbers on offer drop
Monday's sale at Birr Mart saw a good entry of stock met with a strong trade. Continentals saw the best demand, while prices of light dairy-crosses continue to be under pressure.
Heavy short-keep cattle firm but plainer cattle a little easier
There was a strong trade for all top-quality cattle and those suitable for a short finish but plain cattle were a little easier.
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: increased farmer activity lifts heifer prices
The past week has seen much increased farmer demand for all types of good-quality cattle. The biggest lift was seen in the demand for heifers.