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Quality in-spec cattle ‘the most sought-after’ at Raphoe

Another “great” entry of cattle went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (August 27th), according to Ann Harkin.

Speaking following the general cattle sale, the mart manager, said: “Trade remains firm for all types of cattle with quality in-spec cattle the most sought-after. Aberdeen-Angus-cross cattle were also in great demand.”

€/kg basis:

  • Bulls fetched from €1.70/kg to €2.50/kg;
  • Bullocks made from €1.80/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Heifers climbed from €1.90/kg to €2.70/kg.

Summary:

  • Bulls >600kgs – €580 to €820 over;
  • Beef bullocks >600kgs – €590 to €825 over;
  • Store bullocks – 400-600kgs €350 to €660 over;
  • Beef heifers >500kgs – €490 to €790 over;
  • Store heifers <=500kgs – €350 to €605 over;
  • Fat cows – €500/head to €1690/head.
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