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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Dairy-bred cattle a harder sell at Raphoe Mart

Raphoe Mart – cattle prices 05-08-2021

According to Ann Harkin, there was a larger entry of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, August 5th, 2021.

The mart manager reported a “great trade ringside and online, particularly for quality stock”.

Raphoe Mart 05-08-2021

“May stronger cattle sold from €2.30/kg to €2.70/kg. Lighter lots sold from €2.70/kg to €3/kg. Lighter, Friesian cattle proved difficult to sell.”

“AA and HE-bred cattle remained in demand amongst buyers.”

Last week’s cattle prices

According to Ann Harkin, a “good entry” of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, July 29th, 2021.

The mart manager reported “an excellent trade for all cattle on offer”.

Speaking following the sale, she said:

“Quality cattle in great demand sold from €2.40/kg to €2.80/kg. Friesian cattle were also a good trade on the day; they made from €1.60/kg to €2.10/kg.”

€/kg basis:

  • Bullocks made from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Bulls fetched from €2/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Heifers changed hands from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Cull cows sold from €650/head to €1690/head.
  • Bulls over 600 kgs – €600 to €900 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €600 to €840 over;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €810 over;
  • Beef heifers – €540 to €855 over;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €710 over.

Sheep 02-08-2021

Ann Harkin reported a “large” entry of sheep this week with a “strong trade for all on offer with very few unsold”.

Lambs sold at:

  • €80 to €90 for 27-32 kgs
  • €90 to €110 for 33-39 kgs
  • €110 to €125 for 40-44 kgs
  • €125 to €135 for 45-52 kgs

Other categories:

  • Fat ewes sold from €60 to €160;
  • Hoggets made from €180 to €236.

Sheep prices last week


  • €70 to €90 for 26-32kgs;
  • €90 to €110 for 33-39kgs;
  • €110 to €125 for 40-44kgs;
  • €125 to €136 for 45-55kgs.

Other categories:

  • Fat ewes ranged from €70 to €160
  • 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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