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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Brisk’ bidding for ‘all’ cattle at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart – cattle prices – 04-11-2021

According to Ann Harkin, there was “brisk bidding for all stock on offer” at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, November 4th.

The mart manager reported that a “large” entry of cattle came under the hammer at its general cattle sale.

She explained that quality cattle sold from €2.40/kg to €2.80/kg, while plainer types ranged from €2.00/kg to €2.50/kg.

Raphoe Mart 04-11-2021:

  • Bulls made from €1.80/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Bullocks ranged from €2/kg to €2.70/kg;
  • Heifers varied from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Fat cows pushed from €550/head to €2020/head.
  • Bulls over 600kgs – €600 to €1030 over the weight;
  • Beef bullocks – €640 to €1205 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €1045 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €500 to €960 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €830 over the weight.
Last week’s cattle sale

According to Ann Harkin, another “good” entry of cattle went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, October 28th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that “some great quality cattle were on offer, with a great demand for these”.

“Stronger lots sold from €2.20/kg to €2.60/kg, while lighter lots sold from €2.40/kg to €2.80/kg.”

“Aberdeen Angus and Hereford cattle also sold well and, in most cases, sold from €1.80/kg to €2.20/kg.”

Read the full mart report.

This week’s sheep prices

According to Harkin, a “large” entry of sheep was on offer on Monday, November 1st, 2021.

She reported a “strong” trade with ringside and online activity.

Lamb prices:
  • €80 to €100 for 27-32kgs;
  • €100 to €120 for 33-40kgs;
  • €120 to €140 for 41-46kgs;
  • €140 to €157 for 47-55kgs.
Other categories:
  • Fat ewes sold from €80 to €166 each
Mart information:
  • Address: Raphoe Livestock Mart, Lifford, County Donegal.
  • Contact: 074 914 5385
  • Sale days: Sheep sale – Mondays at 11 am. Cattle sale – Thursdays at 11 am
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