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€505 for ewe with twin lambs at Raphoe Mart

Raphoe Mart – sheep prices – 05-04-2021

A larger entry of sheep went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Monday, April 5th, 2021, according to Ann Harkin.

The mart manager reported “an excellent online trade throughout”.

Raphoe Mart sheep prices 05-04-2021

Spring lambs sold at:

  • €160 to €180 for 42-44kgs;
  • €180 to €192 for 45-50kgs.

Hoggets sold at:

  • €100 to €130 for 35-41kgs;
  • €130 to €160 for 42-47kgs;
  • €160 to €176 for 48-55kgs.

Other categories:

  • Ewes with one lamb sold from €150 to €210;
  • Ewes with two lambs sold from €220 to €345 with one pedigree registered Texel ewe (one-year-old) with two pedigree non-registered ewe lambs selling to an exceptional €505.
  • Fat ewes sold from €80 to a high of €220.
Prices at last week’s sheep sale

There was an “outstanding trade” at Raphoe Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, March 29th, according to Ann Harkin.

The mart manager reported that “spring lambs, in particular, met a brisk online trade with plenty of competition from farmers and butchers for these”.

Raphoe Mart sheep prices 29-03-2021

  • 1st prize-winning spring 50kgs were exhibited by Johnny Gibbons and purchased by William Doherty Butchers Clonmany for €282 each;
  • 2nd-prize-winning spring Lambs 48kgs were exhibited by Donal Mullaney and purchased by McCarron Butchers, Raphoe for €278 each;
  • 3rd-prize-winning spring lambs 48kgs were exhibited by John Gallagher and purchased by McCarron Butchers Raphoe for €240 each.
Other spring lambs sold at:
  • €120 to €150 for 33-36kgs;
  • €150 to €180 for 37-39kgs;
  • €180 to €238 for 40-50kgs.
Other categories:
  • Hoggets ranged from €110 to a high of €172 for 54kgs;
  • Ewes with one lamb sold from €140 to €200;
  • Ewes with two lambs sold from €220 to €320 with one ewe and two lambs selling for €370.
  • Fat ewes went under the hammer from €80 to €192.

Information:

  • Sale days: Sheep sale – Mondays at 11 am. Cattle sale – Thursdays at 11am
  • Upcoming sales: Next sheep sale on Monday, April 12th, 2021.
  • Address: Raphoe Livestock Mart, Lifford, County Donegal.
  • Contact: 074 914 5385 or email – raphoemart@gmail.com or see Facebook here.
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