Ringside comment: improved feedlot demand evident in the south
While mart prices are holding firm, increased feedlot activity has had a positive impact on the price of 500kg Angus and Hereford cattle in the last few days.
Beef trends update: hopes of Christmas boost diminish
Throughput remains high, allowing factories to maintain an upper hand in negotiations.
In pictures: strong demand for heavy bullocks and heifers at Balla
Saturday's sale at Balla Mart saw another strong trade for all heavy bullocks and heifers over 600kg.
Strong turnout at Skibbereen fatstock sale
Belgian blues dominated the prizewinners at Skibbereen marts annual fatstock show and sale while there was a slight improvement in the cow trade