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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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Cattle trade ‘on par with previous week’ at Raphoe – Harkin

Farming News/Mart Reports: Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 06-07-2023

According to Ann Harkin, there was “brisk” bidding around the ring for a larger entry of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, July 6th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that trade “remained on par” with previous weeks, as outlined in this mart report.

Demand continued for quality lots and forward stock, with prices from €2.50/kg to €3.20/kg on the day.

Medium weights made from €2.60/kg to €3.40/kg., while lighter weights fetched from €2.60/kg to €3.60/kg.

Friesian cattle changed hands from €1.80/kg to €2.30/kg, while Aberdeen Angus types sold from €2.20/kg to €2.60/kg.

This week’s sheep prices

According to Harkin, there was a “brisk” trade for the stock on offer at this week’s sale on Monday, July 3rd, 2023.

Fat ewes sold from €60/head to €224/head, while lambs topped out at €162/head.

Lambs sold at:

  • €70 to €90 for 27-33kgs;
  • €90 to €110 for 33-35kgs;
  • €110 to €130 for 36-40kgs;
  • €130 to €150 for 41-43kgs;
  • €150 to €162 for 44-55kgs.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to Ann Harkin, there was another “good” entry at last week’s sale at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, June 29th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that demand “continued” for stock around the ring with highs of €2,490.

Dry cows topped out at €1970 for 780kgs and €1840 for 660kgs.

Forward cattle met a “lively” trade, selling to €2490 for 795kgs and €2460 for 770kgs.

Meanwhile, medium weights pushed to €1330 for 430kgs and €1310 for 420kgs, and lighter cattle fetched up to €620 for 225kgs and €1050 for 335kgs.


  • Bulls/bullocks from €2.40/kg to €3.30/kg;
  • Heifers from €2.50/kg to €3.50/kg;
  • Fat cows from €800/head to €1970/head;
  • AA cattle from €2.10/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • FR cattle from €1.90/kg to €2.30/kg.

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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