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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Friesian cattle ‘more difficult to sell’ at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart report – cattle prices – 19-08-2021

According to Ann Harkin, a “large” entry of cattle was on offer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, August 19th, 2021.

The mart manager reported that prices “remained very strong” for quality lots, from €2.50/kg to €2.80/kg.

“Strong forward cattle were also in great demand, selling from €2.40/kg to €2.80/kg. Aberdeen Angus and Hereford cattle sold from €2/kg to €2.30/kg.”

“Friesian cattle were more difficult to sell – selling from €1.40/kg to €1.80/kg.” the mart manager added.

Raphoe Mart 19-08-2021:

  • Bulls/Bullocks made from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Heifers ranged from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Cull cows sold from €850/head to €1610/head.
  • Bulls over 600 kgs – €580 to €1035 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €580 to €855 over;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €810 over;
  • Beef heifers – €480 to €1015 over;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €850 over.
Last week’s cattle prices:

According to Ann Harkin, a larger entry of cattle went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, August 12th, 2021.

The mart manager reported, “a great demand” for quality entries as these ranged from €2.60/kg to €2.80/kg.

“A good entry of HE and AA cattle on offer also with quality animals selling from €2/kg to €2.30/kg. Plainer lots sold from €1.80/kg to €2/kg,” she added.

Read last week’s mart report.

Sheep prices 16-08-2021:

Ann Harkin reported that Monday’s sale attracted “a good entry of sheep this week with a good trade for all on offer both online and at ringside”.

Lamb prices as follows:
  • €70 to €85 for 26-30 kgs
  • €85 to €95 for 30-34 kgs
  • €95 to €110 for 35-39 kgs
  • €110 to €120 for 40-43 kgs
  • €120 to €135 for 44-55 kgs
Other categories:
  • Hoggets sold from €160 to €200
  • Fat ewes ranged from €60 to €180

Read a report from last week’s sheep sale.

  • Address: Raphoe Livestock Mart, Lifford, County Donegal.
  • Contact: 074 914 5385
  • Sale days: Sheep sale – Mondays at 11 am. Cattle sale – Thursdays at 11 am
Upcoming special sales: Breeding sheep sale dates for 2021:
  • August 25th;
  • September 8th;
  • Also, September 22nd
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