Ringside comment: forward continentals firm but light plain cattle difficult
The main demand at marts is for good-quality cattle and weanlings, with dairy-crosses and Friesians a difficult trade.
Ringside comment: a more positive mood at the ringside
The mood around mart rings is much improved in recent weeks, with the onset of grass buyer demand for all types of stock.
Suckler farmers call for greater market support
Cash-strapped suckler farmers are calling for better prices for top-quality suckler-bred animals to offset rising costs.
Beef prices: beef throughput increases again
Last week’s kill increased by 870 head to reach 38,570, a new high point for the time of year.