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Plenty of bidding’ for forward cattle for further feeding at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart – cattle prices – 18-11-2021

According to Ann Harkin, “great demand” continued for quality cattle at Thursday’s (November 18th) cattle sale at Raphoe Mart.

The mart manager reported “plenty of bidding for these”, along with forward cattle for further feeding.

Raphoe Mart 18-11-2021:

  • Bulls/bullocks sold from €2/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Heifers made from €2/kg to €2.70/kg;
  • Fat cows ranged from €640/head to €1830/head.
Summary:
  • Bulls over 600 kgs – €610 to €860 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €600 to €995 over;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €470 over;
  • Beef heifers – €520 to €945 over;
  • Store heifers – €300 to €745 over.
Last week’s cattle prices

Harkin said that demand “continued” for quality stock and forward stores at the mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, November 11th, 2021.

She reported that many reached €2.20/kg to €2.80/kg, while plainer lots proved more difficult to sell, making €1.80/kg to €2.20/kg in the ring.

Prices on €/kg basis:
  • Bulls fetched from €1.90/kg to €2.50/kg;
  • Bullocks made from €1.90/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Heifers varied from €1.90/kg to €2.70/kg;
  • Fat cows sold from €600/head to €1740/head.
Summary:
  • Bulls over 600kgs – €600 to €1120 over the weight;
  • Beef bullocks – €600 to €990 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €710 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €500 to €995 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €300 to €770 over the weight.
Sheep prices:

Harkin reported that there was a “strong” trade for a “good” entry of sheep on Monday, November 15th, 2021.

Lambs sold at:
  • €90 to €110 for 27-32kgs;
  • €110 to €130 for 33-37kgs;
  • €130 to €150 for 38-46kgs;
  • €150 to €170 for 47-56kgs.
Other categories:
  • Fat ewes sold from €70 to €180 with one heavy ewe selling for €295.
Annual Fatstock Show + Sale on Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Sale at 12.30 p.m.

Classes for the best:

  • Beef Cow
  • Housewife’s Choice – Male or Female Under 600 kgs.
  • Heifer – No teeth
  • Heifer – 2 or more teeth
  • Bullock – No teeth
  • Bullock – 2 or more teeth

Closing date for entries: Friday, November 26th, 2021, at 3 p.m.

Mart information:
  • Address: Raphoe Livestock Mart, Lifford, County Donegal.
  • Contact: 074 914 5385
  • Sale days: Sheep sale – Mondays at 11 a.m. Cattle sale – Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Mart reports:

You can find more mart reports.

To include your report, email us – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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