Quality store cattle in strong demand at Raphoe Mart


Ann Harkin told That’s Farming that there was a strong trade and good clearance despite weather conditions. Culls hit €1,780 and heavy bullocks topped the sale at €1,880.

Quality store cattle in strong demand at Raphoe Mart

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Ann Harkin told That’s Farming that there was a strong trade and good clearance despite weather conditions. Culls hit €1,780 and heavy bullocks topped the sale at €1,880.

Raphoe Mart held their first sale on the year on Thursday, with good ringside activity. Bullocks 775kg hit highs of €1,880 in Raphoe Mart, while another heavy 715kg bullock went under the hammer for €1,815. The trade continued strong throughout the sale and the top cull cow of the sale fetched €1,880.

Speaking to That’s Farming, Ann Harkin, Manager of Raphoe Mart said:

“It was a very large entry of cattle and there was a full ringside of buyers. Prices surpassed our expectations, taking into account the weather conditions at present. There was a good clearance rate all round, with quality store cattle in strong demand.” Ann said.

“With the sheep on Tuesday, there was also a good trade and good clearance also,” Ann added.


Prices

Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €600 to €1110 over

Beef Bullocks - €600 to €1105 over

Store Bullocks - €400 to €800 over

Beef Heifers - €550 to €1005 over

Store Heifers - €350 to €670 over

Dry Cows - €700 to €1780 each


Summary

Bullocks sold from €2.00/kg to €2.70/kg

Bulls sold from €2.00/kg to €3.10/kg

Heifers sold from €2.10/kg to €2.80/kg

Fat Cows sold from €700/head to €1780/head

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