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Cattle to €1,750 over the kg and spring lambs to €171/hd at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 19-05-2022

According to Ann Harkin, cattle were “highly sought after” at Raphoe Mart, Co Donegal, on Thursday, May 19th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that buyers were active both around the ring and virtually. She noted that strong, forward cattle met a “brisk” trade and changed hands from €2.80/kg to €3.50/kg.

Meanwhile, medium weights also “sold well” from €2.80/kg to €3.60/kg, and lighter weights went under the hammer from €2.80/kg to €3.80/kg.

Aberdeen Angus cattle fetched from €2.00/kg to €3.20/kg, while Friesian cattle sold from €1.70/kg to €2.50/kg.

According to Harkin, bulls/bullocks varied from €2.60/kg to €3.50/kg and heifers changed hands from €2.70/kg to €3.80/kg.

Raphoe Mart 19-05-2022

  • Bulls over 600kgs – €1030 to €1750 over the weight;
  • Beef bullocks – €1025 to €1585 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €750 to €1120 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €880 to €1730 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €352 to €920 over the weight;
  • Fat cows – €900 to €2180/head.

This week’s sheep prices

According to Harkin, fat ewes sold from €80-€242/head at Monday’s (May 16th, 2022) sheep sale.

Ewes with one lamb sold from €150 to €225/team, while ewes with two lambs made from €200 to €315/team.

Spring lamb prices:

  • €79 to €100 for 21-30kgs;
  • €100 to €130 for 31-34kgs;
  • €130 to €160 for 35-42kgs;
  • €160 to €171 for 43-55kgs.

 

The mart manager noted that one lot of three spring lambs (47kgs) sold for €180/head at its most recent sheep sale.

Last week’s prices

Read a report with sample prices for bullocks, heifers and cows

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:

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