Brisk trade for forward stores at Raphoe


Bulls hit €955 over, bullocks realised €770 over & heifers topped out; spring lambs met with an easier trade

Brisk trade for forward stores at Raphoe

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Bulls hit €955 over, bullocks realised €770 over & heifers topped out; spring lambs met with an easier trade

Forward stores remained a “brisk trade” at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (May 23rd), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

“There was a good entry of cattle for the time of year; quality, lighter lots sold up to and over €3.00/kg,” she added.

€/kg basis

  • Bulls/Bullocks sold from €2.00/kg to €2.80/kg;

  • Friesian bulls made from €1.50/kg to €1.85/kg;

  • Heifers fetched from €2.00/kg to €3.00/kg.

Summary

  • Bulls over 600 kgs - €600 to €955 over;

  • Beef bullocks - €600 to €770 over;

  • Store bullocks - €400 to €780 over;

  • Beef heifers - €500 to €800 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €705 over;

  • Dry cows - €650 to €1510 each.

Sheep

The manager noted that lambs met a “steady trade” at the mart’s sheep sale last Monday (May 20th) but were easier than previous weeks.

Spring lambs:

  • €80 to €90 for 35-37 kgs;

  • €90 to €100 for 37-40 kgs;

  • €100 to €110 for 40-45 kgs;

  • €110 to €120 for 45-50 kgs.

Other categories

  • Ewes with 1 lamb climbed from €160 to €200;

  • Ewes with 2 lambs sold from €200 to €260;
  • Fat ewes went under the hammer from €70 to €135.

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