Raphoe Mart – Cattle Prices – 21-07-2022
An “improved” trade prevailed at Raphoe Mart’s most recent cattle sale on Thursday, July 21st, 2022.
That is according to Ann Harkin, mart manager, who reported that a “good” entry went under the hammer at its weekly general cattle sale.
She reported that “many” lots changed hands from €2.80/kg to €3.40/kg with bullocks to €1390 over the weight and heifers to €1,440 over the kg.
Raphoe Mart 21-07-2022:
Lighter lots traded from €2.60/kg to €3.40/kg, while Friesian cattle sold from €1.80/kg to €2.30/kg and Aberdeen Angus cattle fetched from €2.20/kg to €2.80/kg.
- Bulls over 600kgs – €915 to €1110 over the weight;
- Beef heifers – €875 to €1440 over the weight;
- Store heifers – €350 to €790 over the weight;
- Fat cows sold from €600/head to €2120/head;
- Beef bullocks – €605 to €1390 over the weight;
- Store bullocks – €555 to €905 over the weight.
This Week’s Sheep Prices
According to Harkin, prices reached €190/head at Monday’s (July 18th, 2022) sheep sale.
Fat ewes sold from €80-€190/head at the Donegal-based mart’s most recent sheep sale.
Lambs, 26-34kgs, made from €80-€100, while those in the 35-38kg weight bracked ranged from €100-€120.
Meanwhile, 39-43kg lambs varied from €120-€140, while those in the 44-50kg bracket pushed from €140-€150.
Last week’s cattle prices
The mart manager reported that prices were “on par” with returns that the mart recorded the previous week.
Speaking following the sale, she said: “Forward cattle sold to €1340 over the weight while cows reached prices of €3200 for 995kg cow.”
“Lighter cattle also sold well, ranging in price from €2.30/kg for plainer lots to over €3/kg for quality stock.”
Aberdeen Angus cattle went under the hammer from €2.20/kg to €2.70/kg, while Friesian cattle changed hands from €1.80/kg to €2.30/kg.
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- 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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