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‘Strong’ demand for forward cattle in Raphoe with prices to €1,645 over the kg

Raphoe Livestock Mart – Cattle Prices – 18-05-2023

According to Ann Harkin, there was a “lively” trade for the “good” entry of stock on offer at Raphoe Livestock Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, May 18th, 2023.

The mart manager reported that forward types continued to meet “strong demand”, selling from €2.80/kg to €3.40/kg.

Medium weights changed hands from €2.70/kg to €3.50/kg, while lighter weights sold from €2.80/kg to €3.80/kg.

At Thursday’s sale, Aberdeen Angus cattle pushed from €2.60/kg to €3.20/kg, while Friesian cattle varied from €1.80/kg to €2.40/kg.

Raphoe Livestock Mart on 18-05-2023

  • Bulls/Bullocks made from €2.60/kg to €3.50/kg;
  • Heifers ranged from €2.70/kg to €3.80/kg;
  • Fat cows varied from €820/head to €2240/head.

Summary:

  • Bulls over 600kgs – €1180 to €1450 over the weight.
  • Beef bullocks – €1020 to €1645 over the weight.
  • Store bullocks – €720 to €1240 over the weight.
  • Beef heifers – €884 to €1445 over the weight.
  • Store heifers – €355 to €1015 over the weight.
This week’s sheep prices

Meanwhile, there was a “strong” trade around the ring for spring lambs on offer at this week’s sale, with a top price of €178/head for 51kgs.

Other spring lambs sold from:

  • €100 to €130 for 35-40kgs;
  • €130 to €160 for 40-44kgs;
  • €160 to €178 for 44-51kgs.

Other categories:

  • Hoggets fetched from €100/head to a high of €180/head;
  • Ewes with one lamb varied from €140/team to €250/team;
  • Ewes with two lambs ranged from €150/team to €295/team;
  • Fat ewes pushed from €70/head to €194/head.
Last week’s cattle sale

There was a “lively” trade around the ring and online at this week’s cattle sale at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, May 11th, 2023, according to Ann Harkin.

The mart manager reported that demand continued for forward cattle, which changed hands from €2.80/kg to €3.50/kg.

Medium weights made from €2.70/kg to €3.60/kg, while lighter weights fetched from €2.80/kg to €3.80/kg at Thursday’s general cattle sale.

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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