More buyers for heifers at Raphoe


‘Plain cattle remain hard to sell’

More buyers for heifers at Raphoe

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  • 3 mths ago

‘Plain cattle remain hard to sell’

There was a good entry of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (July 25th), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

She noted that numbers in the male section were small with a good trade for lighter lots; these clicked from €1.90/kg to €2.40/kg while heavier bulls made under €2.00/kg.

“Heifers were easier sold with more buyers for these. Heavier lots sold up to €675 over the weight and lighter lots sold up to €2.50/kg. Plain cattle remain hard to sell.”

€/kg basis:

  • Bulls/Bullocks made from €1.80/kg to €2.40/kg;

  • Heifers sold from €2.00/kg to €2.50/kg.

Sheep

Store lambs remained a great trade as “plenty of farmers were around the ring looking to purchase” at the Donegal-based venue on Monday (July 22nd), Harkin added.

Factory lambs traded at €99 to €103; some heavier lots hit the €110-€115 mark.

Summary

  • Store lambs - €30 to €57 over;

  • Factory lambs - €45 to €65 over;

  • Butcher lambs - €48 to €75 over;

  • Dry/fat ewes - €60 to €129 each.

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