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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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Culls to €2,020 at Raphoe Mart

Raphoe Mart report – cattle prices – 12-08-2021

According to Ann Harkin, a larger entry of cattle went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, August 12th, 2021.

The mart manager reported, “a great demand” for quality entries as these ranged from €2.60/kg to €2.80/kg.

“A good entry of HE and AA cattle on offer also with quality animals selling from €2/kg to €2.30/kg. Plainer lots sold from €1.80/kg to €2/kg,” she added.

Raphoe Mart 12-08-2021:

€/kg basis:
  • Bulls/bullocks made from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Heifers sold from €2/kg to €2.90/kg;
  • Fat cows ranged from €600/head to €2020/head.
  • Bulls over 600 kgs – €720 to €1080 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €600 to €925 over;
  • Store bullocks – €380 to €945 over;
  • Beef heifers – €480 to €1145 over;
  • Store heifers – €300 to €740 over.
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.”

Sheep sale 09-08-2021:

According to Harkin, a “very large entry” of sheep was on offer at Monday’s sale.

She reported a “strong trade for all, both at ringside and online, with very few unsold”.

Lambs sold at:
  • €80 to €90 for 27-35 kgs;
  • €100 to €120 for 36-44 kgs;
  • €120 to €132 for 45-52 kgs.

Other categories:

  • Breeding hoggets sold from €170 to €230;
  • Fat ewes fetched from €60 to €190.
  • 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

Upcoming sales: Breeding sheep sale dates for 2021:

  • August 25th;
  • September 8th;
  • Also, September 22nd
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