Heifers sell to €1,000 over the kg at Raphoe


“An excellent trade for quality in-spec cattle while lighter, plainer-types and Friesian-cross cattle were the most difficult sold” – Ann Harkin

Heifers sell to €1,000 over the kg at Raphoe

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“An excellent trade for quality in-spec cattle while lighter, plainer-types and Friesian-cross cattle were the most difficult sold” – Ann Harkin

A large entry of cattle went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (February 7th), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

The manager reported an excellent trade for quality in-spec cattle while lighter, plainer-types and those with dairy-influence were most difficult to sell.

Summary

  • Bulls over 600 kgs - €570 to €890 over;

  • Beef bullocks - €580 to €880 over;

  • Store bullocks - €350 to €740 over;

  • Beef heifers - €480 to €1000 over;

  • Store heifers - €300 to €610 over;

  • Dry cows - €500 to €1660 each.

€/kg basis

  • Bulls sold from €1.80/kg to €2.20/kg;

  • Bullocks made from €1.90/kg to €2.40/kg;

  • Heifers fetched from €1.90/kg to €2.50/kg;

  • Cull cows pushed from €500/head to €1660/head.

Sheep
There was a good entry of sheep at the Donegal-based venue on Monday, with a good trade again

for all stock on offer, the manager added.

Hoggets

  • €90 to €105 for 35-40 kgs;

  • €105 to €115 for 40-45 kgs;

  • €115 to €125 for 45-50 kgs;

  • €125 to €134 for 50-56 kgs.

Other categories

  • Springers sold from €140 to €180;

  • Ewes with 1 lamb from €140 to €180;

  • Ewes with 2 lambs from €200 to €260;

  • Fat ewes sold from €70 to €134.

Note

  • The sale of weanlings will now take place every Thursday after the usual weekly cattle sale beginning on Thursday (February 14th) until further notice - Intake from 12 noon

Regular Sales

  • Sheep Sale every Monday at 11 a.m.

  • Cattle Sale every Thursday at 11 a.m.

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