Trade was described as steady at Castleisland Co-op Mart’s dairy show and sale by mart manager John Humphreys. While stand-out prices were few and far between, nonetheless there was a good average price in the region of €1,180 for calved cows and in-calf heifers. Similar to the beef trade, Humphreys said that: “The demand is there for quality stock.”

This January 2018 born heifer, in calf to an AI Angus and due in February sold for €1,500.