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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Champion weanling sells for €1,740 at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 06-10-2022

According to Ann Harkin, another large entry came under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, October 6th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that trade for quality cattle “remained on par with that of previous weeks” as returns reached between €2.70/kg to €3.40/kg.

On the other hand, plainer types “proved more difficult to sell”, in particular, lightweight Friesian cattle, but stronger stock in this category went under the hammer from between €2.00-€2.30/kg.

According to Harkin, Aberdeen Angus cattle traded from €2.20-€2.80/kg, while Friesian cattle sold from €1.50-€2.30/kg.

Bulls/bullocks made from €2.20/kg to €3.20/kg, while heifers sold from €2.30/kg to €3.40/kg.

Raphoe Mart 06-10-2022
  • Beef bullocks – €750 to €1260 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €1160 over the weight;
  • Bulls over 600kgs – €920 to €1075 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €750 to €1310 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €920 over the weight.
This week’s weanling prices

According to Harkin, there was a “good” entry of stock on offer at its autumn weanling show and sale on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022.

She reported that prize-winning calves changed hands from 3.00/kg to €3.80/kg.

Other top-quality lots sold from €2.80/kg to €3.40/kg, while plainer lots made from €2.40/kg to €2.80/kg.

The show’s champion was a 2022-born bull (460kgs), exhibited by Victor, Clive and Robbie Barnett and purchased by Jonathan McGee for €1,740.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to Ann Harkin, an “extremely” large entry of cattle came under the hammer at Raphoe Mart’s sale on Thursday, September 29th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that demand was evident for quality stock, with many making from €2.70/kg to €3.40/kg and topping at €1,585 over the kg.

On the other hand, lighter cattle also met a “brisk” trade, selling from €2.80/kg to €3.20/kg, while plainer lots changed hands from €2.30/kg to €2.80/kg in the ring.

Read more on this mart report.

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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