Saturday’s sale at Headford Mart saw a good entry of mostly good-quality stock on offer. The trade was quite good for all quality types, but plainer-quality cattle were a little slower to sell than better-quality types.

Heavy bullocks and heifers were met with mixed demand. Again, quality was the main factor affecting prices. Top-quality heavy cattle were quite a good trade considering the current beef price issues, but plainer dairy crosses and traditional breeds were met with much weaker prices than top-quality types.