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Forward cattle reach €1,800 over and cull ewes hit €314 at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart 21-04-2022

According to Ann Harkin, manager of Raphoe Mart, cattle met with a “superb” trade at its most recent sale on Thursday, April 21st, 2022.

She reported that another large entry of stock went under the hammer at this week’s sale.

Strong, forward cattle saw “an increase in demand” and sold to €1600 and €1800 over the weight (€2.80/kg to €3.30/kg).

Furthermore, medium weights were also “highly sought-after” and changed hands from €2.70/kg to €3.20/kg.

Moreover, lighter weights also met a “lively” trade and ranged from €2.70/kg to €3.50/kg. Harkin noted that farmers were “anxious” to purchase stock for grass.

Meanwhile, Friesian cattle sold from €1.70/kg to €2.25/kg and Aberdeen Angus cattle traded from €2.10/kg to €2.80/kg.

Raphoe Mart 21-04-2022

  • Bulls over 600kgs – €1145 to €1815 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €460 to €1060 over the weight;
  • Beef bullocks – €905 to €1595 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €400 to €945 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €770 to €1690 over the weight.

€/kg basis:

  • Fat cows went under the hammer from €800/head to €2460/head.
  • Bulls/bullocks made from €2.50/kg to €3.40/kg;
  • Heifers fetched from €2.60/kg to €3.50/kg.

Sheep prices

According to Harkin, ewes with one lamb sold from €150 to €255/team, while ewes with two lambs fetched from €240 to €360/team at Monday’s (April 18th, 2022) sale.

The mart manager reported that fat ewes ranged from €100 to a high of €314/head.

Hogget prices:

  • €100 to €130 for 33-40kgs;
  • €130 to €160 for 41-45kgs;
  • €160 to €180 for 46-60kgs.

Spring lamb prices:

  • €145 to €168 for 38-44kgs;
  • €168 to €190 for 45-55kgs.
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.
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