Good demand for Continental and AA cattle at Raphoe


Friesian types and out-of-spec cattle remained difficult to sell at the last cattle sale of the year, according to Ann Harkin.

Good demand for Continental and AA cattle at Raphoe

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Friesian types and out-of-spec cattle remained difficult to sell at the last cattle sale of the year, according to Ann Harkin.

Trade was good for all types of cattle at the last cattle sale of the year at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (December 13th), according to Ann Harkin - the mart's manager.

She said Continental and Aberdeen Angus cattle sold very well, while Friesian types and out-of-spec cattle remained difficult to sell.

Summary

  • Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €575 to €830 over;
  • Store bullocks - €350 to €630 over;
  • Beef heifers - €450 to €685 over;
  • Store heifers - €300 to €630 over;
  • Dry cows - €550 to €1395 each.

€/kg breakdown

  • Bulls/Bullocks made from €1.80/kg to €2.40/kg;
  • Heifers fetched from €1.90/kg to €2.45/kg;
  • Fat cows sold from €550/head to €1395/head.

Sheep

There was a large entry of sheep at the mart on Monday (December 10th) as the Donegal-based venue played host to its Annual Christmas Lamb Show and Sale - a full report is available here.

Lambs

  • €70 to €80 for 28-34 kgs;
  • €80 to €90 for 34-40 kgs;
  • €90 to €100 for 40-46 kgs;
  • €100 to €110 for 46-50 kgs;
  • €108 to €118 for 50-57 kgs.

Note

  • Last Sale of 2018 - Last Sheep Sale on Monday (December 17th) at 11 a.m.
  • First Sheep Sale on Monday (January 7th) at 11 a.m.
  • First Cattle Sale on Thursday (January 10th) at 11 a.m.

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