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Cattle prices reach record levels with culls to €3,860 at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 12-05-2022

According to Ann Harkin, a large entry went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart, Co Donegal, on Thursday, May 12th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that stock met with an “outstanding trade with prices reaching record levels”.

She noted that lighter weights changed hands from €2.80/kg to €3.80/kg, while Aberdeen Angus cattle ranged from €2.20/kg to €3.20/kg and Friesian cattle sold from €1.80/kg to €2.40/kg.

Furthermore, cows were “highly sought” after, with many selling for over €3.00/kg, with prices to €3,860/head.

Harkin said: “Strong, forward cattle sold from €3/kg to €3.80/kg. Top-quality medium weights were also in demand and made from €2.80/kg to €3.50/kg.”

“Bulls/bullocks went under the hammer from €2.50/kg to €3.50/kg, while heifers traded from €2.50/kg to €3.80/kg and fat cows ranged from €830/head to €3860/head,” Harkin added.

Raphoe Mart 12-05-2022

  • Beef bullocks – €1000 to €1265 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €535 to €1115 over the weight;
  • Bulls over 600kgs – €675 to €1555 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €900 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €670 to €1885 over the weight.
This week’s sheep prices

According to Harkin, prices reached €322 at the mart’s sheep sale on Monday, May 9th, 2022.

Ewes with twins sold from €200 to €332/team, while ewes with one lamb changed hands from €140 to €248/team, and fat ewes went under the hammer from €100 to €216/head.

Spring lamb prices:

  • €120 to €140 for 34-37kgs;
  • €140 to €160 for 38-42kgs;
  • €160 to €165 for 43-55kgs;
  • One spring lamb (55kgs) sold for €194;
  • Two spring lambs (50kgs) sold for €174 each.

Last week’s prices

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Mart information:

  • Address: Raphoe Livestock Mart, Lifford, County Donegal.
  • Contact: 074 914 5385
  • Sale days: Sheep sale – Mondays at 11 a.m. Cattle sale – Thursdays at 11 a.m.

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