Weanlings met a good trade, with the majority of light stock making over €3/kg or €900 with the weight.
Heavy bull weanlings sold for €2.12-2.94/kg, while lighter types made €1.96-3.40/kg.
Heavy heifer weanlings sold for €2.32-3.36/kg and lighter types sold for €2.51-3.49/kg.
At Carnew, prices for beef cows, bullocks and heifers increased by €20 on last week, while all other classes of stock remained steady.
Beef and forward store bullocks sold for €650-1,070 over the weight, while store bullocks made €430-900 over. Weanling bulls sold for €450-950 over.
Beef heifers sold for €620-1,010 over the weight, while store heifers made €350-750 over. Dry cows sold for €370-930 over the weight.
In the calf section, continental bulls sold for €280-540/hd, Friesian bulls made €150-335/hd and continental heifers sold for €250-425 each.
Ballinakill Mart had 400 cattle on offer, with prices similar to last week for quality cattle but a drop of €10-20/hd for plain stock.
Heavy bullocks sold for €2.10-2.60/kg, while forward stores made €2-2.70/kg and light stores sold for €2.10-2.90/kg.
Beef heifers sold for €2.20-2.75/kg and store heifers made €1.85-2.50/kg.
Weanling bulls sold for €2.20-2.90/kg and weanling heifers sold for €1.80-2.40/kg.
Prices for dry cows increased by €10-20/hd to €1.50-2.10/kg.
Kilkenny Mart reported that plain cattle were more difficult to sell this week due to a shortage of grass, although cull cows sold very easily.
Bullocks over 500kg sold for €1.80-2.60/kg, while bullocks of 400-500kg sold for €1.65-2.70/kg and bullocks under 400kg made €320-715 over the weight.
Continental cull cows sold for €1.80-2.28/kg and Friesian culls for €1.30-2.05/kg.
Beef heifers sold for €450-875 over the weight, butcher types made €450-700 over and store heifers sold for €380-630 over.
At Mayo-Sligo Mart, bullocks over a total of 500kg sold for €1.84-2.68/kg, while bullocks of between 400 and 500kg made €1.79-2.90/kg. Bullocks of 300kg-400kg sold for €2.09-3.37/kg and those under 300kg sold for €2.20-3.44/kg.
Heavy heifers of 400-500kg sold for €2.26-3.11/kg, while those between 300kg and 400kg sold for €2.30- 2.84/kg and those under 300kg made €2.80-3.31/kg.
Quality continental bull weanlings from 400-500kg sold for €2.05-2.98/kg, while lighter quality bulls from 300-400kg made €2.29-3.30/kg.
Bulls of 200-300kg sold for €2.11-3.48/kg and lighter bulls made €2.84-3.44/kg.
Weanling heifers over 400kg sold for €2.30-3.05/kg, with those weighing 300-400kg selling for €2.13-3.18/kg and those under 300kg making €2.15-3.33/kg.
Dry cows sold for €650-1,600/hd and cows with calves at foot sold for €1,170-1,960/hd.
Raphoe Mart reported prices of €735-1,055 over the weight for top class bulls sold in the ring.
Beef bullocks sold for €750-825 over the weight and stores sold for €510-805 over. Beef heifers sold for €580-915 over the weight and store heifers made €350-895 over, while dry cows sold for €700-1,590/hd.