Grass growth drives demand at Raphoe


“Quality cattle sold to top prices and were in great demand, while plainer types also sold well” – Ann Harkin

Grass growth drives demand at Raphoe

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“Quality cattle sold to top prices and were in great demand, while plainer types also sold well” – Ann Harkin

Good weather and grass growth brought cattle and customers to Raphoe Mart on Thursday (April 11th), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

“An extra-large sale; quality cattle sold to top prices and were in great demand.”

“Plainer lots also sold well with Hereford-crosses and Angus-crosses making €2.00/kg; however, Friesian cattle remained the most difficult to sell.” The manager added.

€/kg basis

  • Bulls made from €2.00/kg to €3.00/kg;

  • Bullocks fetched from €2.10/kg to €2.80/kg;

  • Heifers ranged from €2.10/kg to €2.90/kg.

Summary

  • Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €600 to €1020 over;

  • Beef bullocks - €660 to €900 over;

  • Store bullocks - €400 to €865 over;

  • Beef heifers - €600 to €865 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €635 over;

  • Dry cows - €600 to €1710 each.

Sheep Sale

Factory agents were keen to purchase suitable lots at the mart’s sheep sale on Monday (April 8th), the manager added.

“A bigger entry of sheep; trade was improved on

last week."

“Ewes and lambs sold well with

farmers bidding well and weather outside

looking good,” Ann added.

Summary

  • Store lambs went under the hammer from €35 to €68 over;

  • Factory lambs sold from €60 to €82 over;

  • Butcher lambs varied from €65 to €89 over.

Other categories

  • Fat ewes pushed from €70 to €148 each;

  • Ewes with one lamb made from €130 to €192;

  • Ewes with twin lambs sold from €170 to €320.

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