Marts slower to build momentum in 2019
Many marts have recorded lower throughput in the first sales of 2019, with some producers taking a wait and see approach to how the trade commences.
Beef prices lagging €70 to €150 behind 2017 levels
Higher throughput remains a dominant feature of the trade with the supply-demand balance firmly rooted in factories favour.
Ringside comment: slow start to spring mart trade
In suckler areas, numbers are a little slower to come out, but calf numbers are ramping up in dairy areas.
What's on in the marts in the coming weeks
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks around the country.