Weaker trade for light Friesian bulls at Raphoe


All stock with the excellent of dairy-types, remained a great trade, with up to €880 forked out for bullocks. There was a strong trade for sheep.

Weaker trade for light Friesian bulls at Raphoe

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All stock with the excellent of dairy-types, remained a great trade, with up to €880 forked out for bullocks. There was a strong trade for sheep.

“Another excellent show of cattle” went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (March 28th), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

“All cattle selling well as in previous weeks with a weaker trade

for a bigger supply of light Friesian bulls resulting in these being more difficult to sell.”

All other stock remained “a great trade” including Aberdeen-Angus-cross and Hereford-cross cattle.

Summary

  • Beef bullocks - €590 to €870 over;

  • Store bullocks - €350 to €880 over;

  • Beef heifers - €500 to €885 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €700 over;

  • Dry cows - €680 to €1330 each.

€/kg basis

  • Bulls sold from €1.70/kg to €2.70/kg;

  • Bullocks ranged from €1.90/kg to €2.70/kg;

  • Heifers fetched from €1.90/kg to €2.80/kg;

  • Fat cows made from €680/head to €1330/head.

Sheep:

Monday’s sale attracted a good entry of sheep, with an increased number of ewes with lambs at foot on offer and an excellent trade overall, the manager added.

Hoggets:

  • €80 to €90 for 30-34 kgs;

  • €90 to €100 for 35-40 kgs;

  • €100 to €110 for 40-44 kgs;

  • €110 to €120 for 44-50 kgs;

  • €120 to €130 for 50-60 kgs.

Other categories:

  • Fat ewes went under the hammer from €60 to €130;

  • Ewes with 1 lamb clicked from €140 to €190;

  • Ewes with 2 lambs sold from €200 to €272.

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