Ringside comment: farmer demand drives prices up
Increased farmer demand has helped cattle prices in marts in the past week, with an upwards trend evident.
Average of €1,309 at suckler reduction sale
There was solid demand for well-bred Limousin cows at a special sale in Kanturk Mart. The Duhallow venue hosted a combined dairy and suckler sale last Saturday.
Brisk trade for higher calf entry in Bandon Mart
There was a lift of about €10/head for Friesian bull calves in Bandon Mart this week, stemming from increased farmer and exporter activity.
Beef prices: factory trade continues to disappoint
Beef finishers remain in a loss-making position, with no signs of any immediate recovery in the price.