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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Strong, forward cattle ‘highly sought after’ at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 17-11-2022

According to Ann Harkin, there was “another good” entry of cattle at this week’s sale at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, November 17th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that demand was “strong” around the ring for all types on offer. Strong, forward cattle were “highly sought after”, selling up to and over €3/kg for quality lots.

Meanwhile, lighter cattle also “sold well”, changing hands from €3/kg to €3.40/kg.

Aberdeen Angus cattle went under the hammer from €2.10/kg to €2.60/kg, whiel Friesian cattle sold from €1.80/kg to €2.20/kg.

  • Bulls over 600kgs – €860 to €930 over the weight;
  • Beef bullocks – €960 to €1140 over the weight;
  • Store bullocks – €455 to €1180 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €550 to €1300 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €390 to €890 over the weight.
This week’s cattle prices
  • Bulls/Bullocks made from €2.20/kg to €3.10/kg;
  • Heifers ranged from €2.30/kg to €3.40/kg;
  • Fat cows sold from €540/head to €1940/head.
This week’s sheep prices

According to Ann Harkin, fat ewes reached €170/head, while lambs topped out at €144/head at Monday’s sheep sale.

Lamb prices:

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  • €80 to €100 for 33-36kgs;
  • €100 to €120 for 37-41kgs;
  • €120 to €135 for 42-49kgs;
  • €135 to €144 for 50-55kgs.

Other categories:

  • Fat ewes sold from €40/head to €170/head
Last week’s cattle prices

According to Ann Harkin, there was another “good” entry of cattle at Raphoe Mart’s sale on Thursday, November 10th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that there was a “high” demand for quality stock, while lighter weights, and strong forward types were “highly sought after”.

Quality lots changed hands from €2.60/kg to €3/kg, while lighter lots sold up to €3.50/kg. Plainer cattle fetched from €2.10/kg to €2.50/kg at Thursday’s sale.

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