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Quality in-spec in demand amongst buyers at Raphoe Mart

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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