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.
Cattle prices: strong trade for quality stock at Balla Mart
Saturday’s sale at Balla Mart saw a slightly smaller entry of stock on offer compared with last week, but the trade again was quite strong.
Animal welfare campaigners protest against live exports
The advocacy group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) staged a demonstration outside the GPO in Dublin this Saturday.