High demand for weanlings of U and E grade
There was "exceptional demand" for U and E grade weanlings at Carnew Mart on Saturday, which had a large entry of 780 cattle and 100 calves.
Otherwise, the selling trade was similar to the previous week, with strong demand for bullocks and heifers, particularly the quality lots.
Beef and forward store bullocks made €280-485 over, store bullocks sold for €180-420 over, beef heifers made €210-425 over, store heifers achieved €150-365 over and weanling bulls made €220-800 over.
Trade was also strong for continental calves, while it was more mixed for Friesians, depending on size and quality.
Continental bulls made €190-345 over, Hereford and Angus bulls made €140-290 over, continental heifers made €120-285 over, Hereford and Angus heifers made €85-195 over and Friesian bulls made €45-168 over.
Mountbellew Mart's cattle sale moves to its new Friday slot this week at 11am.
Visiting farmers from the North got great value at Maam Cross Mart, where there was a steady demand for all stock.
Bullocks averaged €187/100kg up to €200/100kg, heifers made €175/100kg up to a maximum of €212/100kg and weanlings made €202/100kg on average up to a maximum of €266/100kg.