Tougher trade for plainer types at Raphoe


Forward-store heifers met with strong demand with up to €840 over the kg recorded.

Tougher trade for plainer types at Raphoe

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Forward-store heifers met with strong demand with up to €840 over the kg recorded.

Raphoe Mart’s cattle sale – which was held on Thursday (July 18th), attracted some “excellent quality cattle”, according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

She noted that plainer types were more difficult to sell; however, forward-stores heifers climbed to €840 over.

€/kg basis

  • Bulls/Bullocks made from €1.80/kg to €2.50/kg;

  • Heifers sold from €1.90/kg to €2.50/kg.

Summary

  • Store bullocks - €555 to €650 over the weight;

  • Beef heifers - €500 to €720 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €840 over;

  • Dry cows - €555 to €1730 each.

Sheep

More farmer customers were present for store lambs at the mart’s sheep sale on Monday (July 15th), the manager added.

Lambs:

  • €70 to €80 for 30-36 kgs;

  • €78 to €85 for 36-40 kgs;

  • €85 to €94 for 40-43 kgs;

  • €94 to €100 for 43-48 kgs;

  • €100 to €105 for 48-55 kgs.

Other categories:

  • Cull ewes - €60 to €125/head.

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