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VIDEO: New record price of €8,900 at Raphoe’s fatstock sale

Raphoe Mart – 02-12-2022 – Cattle Prices

Prices shot to €8,900 at Raphoe Mart’s annual fatstock show and sale last Friday, December 2nd, 2022.

That is according to Ann Harkin, mart manager, who reported that another “superb entry of top quality” cattle came under the hammer at its sale last week.

She reported that fat cows met a “lively” trade around the ring and online, with many selling from €3000/head to €3500/head.

The sale topper – the first-prize winning cow, a 1,095kg €8,900 entry – came from the stable of Victor and Luke Barnett, with a €250 luck’s penny.

According to Harkin, this was a record price paid at the mart’s annual fatstock show and sale.

The auctioneer said: “She has only ever been flushed with no calf registered to her, but she has been the mother of a lot of prize-winning and high-priced calves, no less than €9,000 less than a week ago.”

The supreme champion of the show was a heifer, 745kgs,  exhibited by Clive and Davina Stevenson, which sold for €5,600.

The reserve champion of the show was a bullock weighing 815kgs, exhibited by Joshua Miller, which changed hands for €3400.

The winner of the Housewife’s Choice was a heifer exhibited by Lee McKinney and purchased by EWS Butchers, Donegal Town, for €3,350.

Mart manager’s comments

Speaking following the sale, Harkin said: “We would like to commend all exhibitors on the outstanding stock they turned out for this show and sale.”

“We would like to thank everyone who supported our sale, both sellers, buyers, local butchers and factory agents who continue to make this show and sale the success that it is.”

“We also wish to thank our judges, Ivan Lynn and Fergal McMullan, for the professionalism in carrying out their task on the day.”

“A massive thank you is also extended to our many sponsors who supported this event, whom without their support, it would not be possible,” she concluded.

Mart information:

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

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