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Raphoe: Strong forward types ‘highly sought-after’

Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 13-10-2022

According to Ann Harkin, another large entry came under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, October 13th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that strong demand for stock is still evident around the ring, with farmers, agents and feedlot buyers all in attendance.

Strong forward types were “highly sought after”, as quality lots crossed the scales from €2.70/kg to €3.20/kg.

On the other hand, lighter stores also met a “brisk” trade with quality lots from €2.80/kg to €3.30/kg, while plainer lots made from €2.30/kg to €2.70/kg.

Aberdeen Angus cattle fetched from €2.10/kg to €2.60/kg, while Friesian cattle made from €1.70/kg to €2.20/kg.

Bulls/bullocks made from €2.40/kg to €3.20/kg, while heifers sold from €2.40/kg to €3.30/kg, and fat cows changed hands from €710/head to €1850/head.

Raphoe Mart 13-10-2022
  • Beef bullocks – €785 to €1340 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €1280 over the weight;
  • Bulls over 600kgs – €835 to €1190 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €600 to €1170 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €935 over the weight.

This week’s sheep prices

According to Ann Harkin, prices reached €208/head at Raphoe Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, October 10th, 2022.

Lighter lambs ranged from €60-€80/head, while those 28-35kgs made from €80-€100/head and heavier types 36-44kgs sold from €100-€120/head; 45-55kg entries changed from €120-€135/head.

Last week’s cattle prices

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.

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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