In pictures: quality slipping but demand still robust
Sales are following a seasonal decline in Carlow Mart, but are holding above previous years' levels, with the difficult spring affecting the normal sales pattern.
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.