Farmers and feedlot buyers active at Raphoe


“Plainer Friesian-types and mid-weight bulls were more difficult to sell.” – Harkin

Farmers and feedlot buyers active at Raphoe

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“Plainer Friesian-types and mid-weight bulls were more difficult to sell.” – Harkin

Stores and forward-stores remained a “great trade” at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (May 9th), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

“Plainer Friesian-types and mid-weight bulls were more difficult to sell.”

“Heifers all selling very well from light-weights to heavier forward-store-types with farmers and feedlot buyers very keen for these.” the manager added.

€/kg basis

  • Bulls/Bullocks fetched from €2.00/kg to €2.80/kg;

  • Heifers made from €2.10/kg to €2.90/kg;

  • Fat cows sold from €620/head to €1330/head.

Summary

  • Bulls over 600 kgs - €600 to €805 over;

  • Store bullocks - €400 to €760 over;

  • Beef heifers - €510 to €1020 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €690 over;

  • Dry cows - €620 to €1330 each.

Sheep Sale

There was a “good entry of sheep” at the Donegal-based venue on Monday (May 6th), with a very good trade for all types, the manager added.

Spring lambs:

  • €100 to €115 for 37-40 kgs;

  • €115 to €120 for 40-42 kgs;

  • €120 to €125 for 42-47 kgs;

  • €125 to €135 for 48-52 kgs.

Other categories

  • Fat ewes - €70 to €140;

  • Ewes with 1 lamb - €140 to €210;

  • Ewes with 2 lambs - €180 to €265.

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