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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Cull cows to €2,010 at Raphoe Mart  

Raphoe Mart – cattle prices – 28-10-2021

According to Ann Harkin, another “good” entry of cattle went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, October 28th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that “some great quality cattle were on offer, with a great demand for these”.

“Stronger lots sold from €2.20/kg to €2.60/kg, while lighter lots sold from €2.40/kg to €2.80/kg.”

“Aberdeen Angus and Hereford cattle also sold well and, in most cases, sold from €1.80/kg to €2.20/kg.”

Raphoe Mart 28-10-2021:

  • Bulls made from €1.90/kg to €2.50/kg;
  • Bullocks ranged from €2/kg to €2.70/kg;
  • Heifers fetched from €2.10/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Fat cows sold from €600/head to €2010/head.
  • Bulls over 600 kgs – €600 to €780 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €650 to €1070 over;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €900 over;
  • Beef heifers – €500 to €1140 over;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €765 over.
Last week’s prices

According to mart manager, Ann Harkin, all cattle on offer at Raphoe last 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.

Read a report.

This week’s sheep prices

According to Harkin, this week’s sheep sale attracted another “large entry”. She highlighted that an “excellent” trade resulted in a near-complete clearance.

Lamb prices:
  • €80 to €100 for 27-32 kgs;
  • €100 to €120 for 33-41 kgs;
  • €120 to €140 for 42-47 kgs;
  • €140 to €150 for 48-55 kgs.
Other categories:
  • Fat ewes sold from €80 to €150
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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