Over 1,000 calves were traded in MartBids marts over the last week, with Kilkenny Mart, Ennis Mart in Co Clare and Carnew Mart in Co Wicklow putting through large numbers.

Giving a breakdown on numbers, over two-thirds of those calves were male. By breed, 40% of those male calves were Friesian and Friesian-cross, while Angus accounted for another 31% of the male calves and Herefords a further 15%.