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: trade holding to varying degrees
There is continued pressure in some plants to purchase cattle at a 5c/kg lower base but there are also plants holding at a base of €3.75/kg for steers and €3.85/kg for heifers.
Bullocks make up to €2.79/kg in Roscrea
Sale report from Roscrea Mart's general cattle sale on Friday 22 March, powered by the MartBids app.
Super trade for calves at Kilrea Mart
Calves continue to realise exceptionally strong prices at Kilrea Mart, with steady demand for dairy and suckler cattle.