Dowra Mart in Co Leitrim had two special entries of in-calf cows as part of their weekly cattle sale on Saturday. Manager Terry McGovern said the trade was helped by strong demand from buyers from Northern Ireland, with almost half of the 25 cows on offer heading north. The highlight of the sale were the two U grading cows pictured selling for in excess of €2,300.

This four-star Limousin-cross cow sired by OEI, born March 2013 and due on 26 August to the AI Charolais sire FSZ sold for €2,310.