Saturday saw a large sale at Balla Mart of close to 1,100 cattle ahead of Monday’s suspension of all sales at Aurivo Marts until at least the end of the month.

The trade was strong and steady, with prices slightly stronger for weanlings. Bullocks over 600kg sold from €2.00/kg to €2.10/kg for average-quality types, with the top third selling for €2.20/kg on average.