National cattle herd returning to record levels
Continued expansion in the dairy herd is underpinning huge growth in the national cattle herd, with total numbers recorded at some 7.37m head in May 2018.
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.