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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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‘Great’ demand for quality cattle with tops of €2.80/kg at Raphoe

Raphoe Mart report – cattle prices – 29-07-2021

According to Ann Harkin, a “good entry” of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, July 29th, 2021.

The mart manager reported “an excellent trade for all cattle on offer”.

Speaking following the sale, she said:

“Quality cattle in great demand sold from €2.40/kg to €2.80/kg. Friesian cattle were also a good trade on the day; they made from €1.60/kg to €2.10/kg.”

Raphoe Mart 29-07-2021:

  • Bullocks made from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Bulls fetched from €2/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Heifers changed hands from €2/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Cull cows sold from €650/head to €1690/head.
  • Bulls over 600 kgs – €600 to €900 over;
  • Beef bullocks – €600 to €840 over;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €810 over;
  • Beef heifers – €540 to €855 over;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €710 over.
Sheep sale 26-07-2021:

Lambs sold at:

  • €70 to €90 for 26-32kgs;
  • €90 to €110 for 33-39kgs;
  • €110 to €125 for 40-44kgs;
  • €125 to €136 for 45-55kgs.
Other categories:
  • Fat ewes ranged from €70 to €160
Cattle prices the previous week:

According to Harkin, there was “brisk” bidding both ringside and online for quality stock on the Donegal-based mart on Thursday, July 22nd.

She reported that Angus-bred cattle were also in “high demand”.

€/kg basis:
  • Bulls/bullocks varied from €2/kg to €2.80/kg
  • Heifers went under the hammer from €2.10/kg to €2.90/kg
  • Fat cows sold from €830/head to €1340/head
  • Bulls over 600kgs – €600 to €825 over the weight.;
  • Store bullocks – €400 to €590 over the weight;
  • Beef heifers – €600 to €805 over the weight;
  • Store heifers – €350 to €750 over the weight.
  • 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
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