Trade improves at Raphoe


‘Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in competition to purchase cattle’

Trade improves at Raphoe

  • ADDED
  • 2 mths ago

‘Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in competition to purchase cattle’

A much larger entry went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (August 15th), according to Ann Harkin – manager.

“A lot of quality cattle were on offer and met a much-improved trade; farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in competition to purchase cattle.”

€/kg basis:

  • Bullocks traded at €1.80/kg to €2.50/kg;

  • Bulls pushed from €1.60/kg to €2.30/kg;

  • Heifers fetched from €1.90/kg to €2.60/kg.

Summary:

  • Bulls over 600 kgs - €480 to €775 over;

  • Beef bullocks - €500 to €620 over;

  • Store bullocks - €300 to €730 over;

  • Beef heifers - €475 to €670 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €940 over;

  • Dry cows - €650 to €1365 each.

Sheep:

There was a larger sale of sheep at the Donegal-based venue on Monday (August 12th), with a strong trade for quality entries, the manager added.

Lambs:

  • €60-€75 for 28-33 kgs;

  • €70-€82 for 33-38 kgs;

  • €78-€86 for 38-43 kgs;

  • €86-€95 for 43-48 kgs;

  • €95-€104 for 48-55 kgs.

Other categories

  • Hoggets - €130 to €160;

  • Fat ewes - €50 to €140.

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