Elphin Mart held a special out to grass sale of heifers and bullocks on Wednesday.
Good-quality heifers in the 500kg to 600kg bracket were a good trade, making from €2.40/kg to €2.60/kg.
Lighter heifers were a little easier compared with previous weeks, with heifers in the 400kg to 500kg bracket making from €2.30/kg to €2.50/kg.
There was a few choice breeding heifers that hit over €3/kg.
Northern Irish customers were very active in the bullock ring, with big demand for cattle close to killing.
Heavier bullocks that are closer to slaughter were averaging between €2.30/kg and €2.50/kg.
Speaking to the Irish Farmers Journal, Elphin Mart’s Gerry Connellan said: “Store heifers suitable for the grazing are back a little on previous weeks.
“Grass has been very slow to get going and it’s probably affecting some of the grazing customers who are going to wait and see what the weather does. A lot of customers that buy to fulfil the ANC requirements are also finished buying.
“Cattle are still a super trade, with heavy cattle in particular demand in the last few weeks,” he said.
Elphin holds its special bank holiday Monday weanling sale next Monday 5 May, with over 500 weanlings booked in. The sale kicks off at 11am with two rings in operation.