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Spring lambs to €190/hd at Raphoe Mart

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Raphoe Mart report – sheep prices – 03-05-2021

According to Ann Harkin, manager at Raphoe Mart, there was a “good entry of sheep this week with a strong trade for all stock on offer”.

Raphoe Mart 03-05-2021:

Spring lambs sold at:

  • €120 to €140 for 35-39 kgs;
  • €140 to €160 for 40-43 kgs;
  • €160 to €190 for 44-55 kgs.

Other categories:

  • Hoggets pushed from €100 to €180;
  • Ewes with one lamb went under the hammer from €120 to €215;
  • Ewes with two lambs sold from €180 to €270;
  • Fat ewes ranged from €100 to €204.

Raphoe Mart 26-04-2021:

According to Ann Harkin, there was a “good entry” of sheep at the Donegal-based mart on Monday, April 26th, 2021.

The mart manager reported an “excellent” trade throughout for all on offer. Spring lambs sold to a high of €188 for 49 kgs.

Spring lambs:

  • €120 to €140 for 35-40 kgs
  • €140 to €160 for 40-45 kgs
  • €160 to €188 for 45-52 kgs

Other categories:

  • Hoggets pushed from €100 to €170;
  • Ewes with one lamb made from €150 to €210;
  • Ewes with two lambs climbed from €200 to €365;
  • Fat ewes sold from €90 to €206.

Cattle prices last week

According to Ann Harkin, a “large entry” of cattle was presented for sale at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, April 29th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that a “brisk trade leading to an almost complete clearance”.

“Quality forward stock are still in great demand amongst farmers, feedlot buyers and factory agents who all drove the trade.”

“Medium weights were also highly sought after with agents and farmers anxious to purchase for grazing and further feeding.”

“A sharp trade for lighter weights including Hereford and Aberdeen Angus beef cattle selling from €1.80/kg to €2.20/kg and continentals selling from €2.40/kg to €3/kg.”

Raphoe Mart 29-04-2021:

  • Bulls/bullocks ranged from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Heifers fetched from €2/kg to €2.90/kg;
  • Fat cows sold from €650/head to €1450/head;
  • Bulls over 600kgs – €630 to €1190 over the weight;
  • Beef bullocks – €600 to €710 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €815 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €600 to €1010 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €300 to €685 over the weight.
Information:
  • Sale days: Sheep sale – Mondays at 11 am. Cattle sale – Thursdays at 11am
  • Upcoming sales: Next sheep sale on Monday, April 12th, 2021.
  • Address: Raphoe Livestock Mart, Lifford, County Donegal.
  • Contact: 074 914 5385 or email – raphoemart@gmail.com or see Facebook here.

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