Raphoe Mart – cattle sale – 08-04-2021
Strong forward stores sold from €2.20/kg to €2.60/kg with some up to and over €1000 over the weight.
“Medium weights were a strong trade from €2.30/kg to €2.70/kg. There were fewer lighter cattle on offer this week which also met a lively trade selling up to €3/kg.” the mart manager commented.
Raphoe Mart 08-04-2021
- Bulls over 600 kgs – €890 to €1015 over;
- Beef bullocks – €825 to €1055 over;
- Store bullocks – €400 to €830 over;
- Beef heifers – €510 to €980 over;
- Store heifers – €350 to €695 over;
- Dry cows – €890 to €1670 each.
Raphoe Mart 01-04-2021
Demand was strong for forward store cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, April 1st, according to the mart manager.
Harkin reported that these types, including Aberdeen-Angus-cross entry, changed hands from €2.20/kg to €2.60/kg.
“Lighter weights also sold to a great trade with plainer lots selling from €2.20/kg and quality lots selling up to €2.80/kg.
Fat cows sold to a top of €2,010 for a 2015-born, 900kg entry.
- Bulls/bullocks made from €2.20/kg to €2.80/kg
- Heifers pushed from €2.20/kg to €2.90/kg
- Fat cows fetched from €670/head to €2010/head
- Bulls over 600 kgs – €650 to €955 over;
- Beef bullocks – €650 to €970 over;
- Store bullocks – €375 to €890 over;
- Beef heifers – €400 to €935 over;
- Store heifers – €350 to €785 over.
Sheep prices this week
The mart manager reported “an excellent online trade throughout”.
Spring lambs sold at:
- €160 to €180 for 42-44kgs;
- €180 to €192 for 45-50kgs.
Hoggets sold at:
- €100 to €130 for 35-41kgs;
- €130 to €160 for 42-47kgs;
- €160 to €176 for 48-55kgs.
- Ewes with one lamb sold from €150 to €210;
- Ewes with two lambs sold from €220 to €345 with one pedigree registered Texel ewe (one-year-old) with two pedigree non-registered ewe lambs selling to an exceptional €505.
- Fat ewes sold from €80 to a high of €220.
- Sale days: Sheep sale – Mondays at 11 am. Cattle sale – Thursdays at 11am
- Upcoming sales: Next sheep sale on Monday, April 12th, 2021.
- Address: Raphoe Livestock Mart, Lifford, County Donegal.
- Contact: 074 914 5385 or email – [email protected] or see Raphoe Mart Facebook page here.
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