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Catherina Cunnane
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Quality in-spec in demand amongst buyers at Raphoe Mart

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There was an “excellent” entry of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (October 15th), according to Ann Harkin.

Speaking following the general cattle sale, the mart manager said: “Trade has improved on last week with plenty of demand and competition around the ring. Quality in-spec cattle are in demand amongst buyers.”

€/kg basis:
  • Bulls sold from €1.70/kg to €2.20/kg;
  • Bullocks ranged from €1.80/kg to €2.50/kg;
  • Heifers made from €1.80/kg to €2.60/kg.
Summary:
  • Bulls  >600kgs – €550 to €585 over;
  • Beef bullocks >600kgs – €600 to €750 over;
  • Store bullocks – 400-600kgs €300 to €715 over;
  • Beef heifers >500kgs – €480 to €670 over;
  • Store heifers <=500kgs – €300 to €640 over;
  • Fat cows – €880/head to €1700/head.
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