More farmers operating at Raphoe


Spring lambs topped out at €198 at Monday’s sale.

More farmers operating at Raphoe

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Spring lambs topped out at €198 at Monday’s sale.

More farmer activity lead to improved prices at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (April 18th), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

“Quality cattle met the best trade selling from €2.50/kg to €3.00/kg and over €3.00/kg for lighter lots.” She said following the general cattle sale.

€/kg basis

  • Bulls/Bullocks sold from €2.00/kg to €3.10/kg;
  • Heifers sold from €2.00/kg to €3.00/kg.

Summary

  • Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €600 to €855 over;
  • Beef bullocks - €600 to €800 over;
  • Store bullocks - €400 to €835 over;
  • Beef heifers - €500 to €1045 over;
  • Store heifers - €350 to €675 over;
  • Dry cows - €600 to €1750 each.

Sheep

The manager reported another “large entry of sheep” with a good entry of spring lambs selling to a top call of €198.

Other lambs:

  • €90 to €110 for 30-40 kgs;
  • €110 to €125 for 40-45 kgs;
  • €125 to €145 for 45-50 kgs.

Hoggets:

  • €100 to €110 for 36-42 kgs;
  • €110 to €120 for 42-50 kgs;
  • €120 to €145 for 50-60 kgs.

Other categories

  • Fat ewes made from €70 to €140;
  • Ewes with one lamb fetched from €150 to €200;
  • Ewes with two lambs pushed from €200 to €275.

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