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Cull cows to €2,040 and heifers to €1,600 at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart – cattle prices – 21-10-2021

According to mart manager, Ann Harkin, all cattle on offer at Raphoe this week “sold in a great trade”.

She reported that dairy-bred Angus and Hereford cattle sold from €1.80/kg to €2.20/kg, while continental entries went under the hammer from €2.20/kg to €2.80/kg.

Meanwhile, she added that heifers for breeding sold between €1,400 and €1,600/head.

Raphoe Mart 21-10-2021:

  • Bulls ranged from €1.80/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Bullocks sold from €1.90/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Heifers made from €1.90/kg to €2.90/kg;
  • Fat cows climbed from €600/head to €2040/head.
  • Bulls over 600 kgs – €600 to €930 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €650 to €1010 over;
  • Store bullocks €400 to €910 over;
  • Beef heifers – €520 to €1075 over;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €860 over.
Last week’s sale

According to Ann Harkin, there was “another large entry” of cattle on offer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, October 14th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that quality stock met a “strong” trade with many selling from €2.50/kg to €2.80/kg.

Speaking following the sale, she said: “This week’s sale saw more lighter cattle entering the sales ring than was seen in previous weeks with competition around the ring and online for in-spec lots.”

  • Bulls made from €2/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Bullocks ranged from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Heifers fetched from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Fat cows went under the hammer from €500/head to €1720/head.
Cattle prices:
  • Bulls over 600kgs – €600 to €770 over the weight;
  • Beef bullocks – €600 to €1095 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €850 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €500 to €965 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €740 over the weight.
Sheep prices:

Harkin reported that store lambs, in particular, met with a “strong” trade at the Donegal-based mart on Monday.


  • €80 to €100 for 28-32kgs;
  • €100 to €110 for 33-36kgs;
  • €110 to €120 for 37-41kgs;
  • €120 to €130 for 42-45kgs;
  • €130 to €144 for 46-55kgs;
Other categories:
  • Fat ewes sold from €70 to €150 each
Mart information:
  • 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
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