Weanling sales are running ahead of 2019 prices, to the tune of €0.20/kg, analysis of Irish Farmers Journal MartBids data shows. This equates to a €70 average per-head increase compared with the same period last year.

The analysis looked at prices for the start of August, the start of special weanling sales around the country. During this period, the data points to average quality weanlings making between €2.30/kg and €2.40/kg, up from €2.10/kg to €2.20/kg for the same period in 2019.