Farmers have been extremely active for suckler cows with calves at foot in recent weeks, with demand outstripping supply. On Monday, March-calving suckler outfits sold to £3,020 at Omagh Mart, with a sale average of £2,950, for a special consignment of first-calved heifers with Limousin calves.

Markethill Mart also saw a super trade for suckler outfits on Saturday with prices running to £2,850 for a first-calved Limousin heifer with a Limousin bull calf at foot.