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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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Cattle to €1,835 over the kg at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 08-09-2022

According to Ann Harkin, a larger entry went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, September 8th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that strong cattle “remained in great demand” and that a “similar trade prevailed for all stock on offer”.

Strong cattle changed hands from €2.60/kg to €3.30/kg, with males reaching €1,835 over the weight.

Meanwhile, heifers peaked at €1370 over the kg, while fat cows topped out at €2440 per head.

On the other hand, lighter cattle in the 400 kg to 500 kg weight range sold in a “great” trade also with quality lots breaking the €3.00/kg mark.

Aberdeen Angus cattle varied from €2.30/kg to €2.80/kg, while Friesian cattle pushed from €1.70/kg to €2.20/kg.

  • Heifers ranged from €2.40/kg to €3.20/kg;
  • Fat cows fetched from €700/head to €2440/head;
  • Bulls/bullocks made from €2.40/kg to €3.30/kg.

Sheep prices

According to Ann Harkin, prices reached highs of €246/head at Raphoe Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, September 5th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that fat ewes sold from €70-€246/head, while lambs reached €134/head.

Lamb prices:

  • €60 to €80 for 26-30kgs;
  • €80 to €110 for 31-38kgs;
  • €110 to €125 for 39-45kgs;
  • €125 to €134 for 46-55kgs.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to Ann Harkin, trade “held firm” for all types of cattle at Raphoe Mart, Co Donegal, on Thursday, September 1st, 2022.

The mart manager reported that another “great” entry came under the hammer at the mart’s general weekly cattle sale.

She said that forward cattle were “highly sought” after, with males selling to €1445 over the weight and heifers topping out at €1320 over.

Meanwhile, medium weights were “also in demand” amongst buyers, with quality lots from €2.70/kg to €3.40/kg.

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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