Despite the heightened COVID-19 restrictions, last week’s three-day sale at Cavan was a positive affair. In all three sectors (performance horses, young stock and Irish Draughts) the averages and turnover increased, while only in the two-tier young stock division was the clearance reduced.

Looking back over the three days trade, Stuart Clarke commented: “Wednesday’s sale of young stock was especially difficult, as people didn’t know whether they could or shouldn’t travel. It was difficult and disrupting, but overall, it was a very strong week. The online facility was busy, as we sold around 10-15% online each day.”