Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 06-10-2022
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
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.
- 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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