Good demand for stores at Raphoe


Farmers and agents competed for lighter stores and weanlings.

Good demand for stores at Raphoe

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Farmers and agents competed for lighter stores and weanlings.

A bigger entry of cattle passed through the ring at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (April 4th), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

The manager reported good demand for stores, with strong farmer and feedlot activity at the ring.

Likewise, lighter stores and weanlings improved due to competition between farmers and agents; in excess of €3.00/kg was recorded for lots in this category.

€/kg basis

  • Heifers made from €2.10/kg to €3.05/kg;

  • Bullocks fetched from €2.00/kg to €2.90/kg;

  • Bulls from €2.10/kg to €3.10/kg;

  • Fat cows sold from €705/head to €1345/head.

Summary

  • Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €600 to €660 over;

  • Beef bullocks - €600 to €855 over;

  • Store bullocks - €400 to €825 over;

  • Beef heifers - €405 to €885 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €790 over.

Sheep

There was a good trade for all stock presented for sale at the Donegal-based venue, the manager added.

Hoggets

  • €90 to €100 for 36-40 kgs;

  • €100 to €120 for 40-45 kgs;

  • €110 to €120 for 45-50 kgs;

  • €120 to €128 for 50-58 kgs.

Other categories

  • 7 Suffolk ewe hoggets - 70 kg - sold for €140 each;

  • Fat ewes clicked from €60 to €140;

  • Ewes with 1 lamb made from €150 to €180;

  • Ewes with 2 lambs sold from €220 to €275.

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