‘Wet weather has forced more cattle out for sale’


'Trade for bulls and plain cattle remains difficult while good-quality, lighter cattle are much easier sold'

‘Wet weather has forced more cattle out for sale’

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'Trade for bulls and plain cattle remains difficult while good-quality, lighter cattle are much easier sold'

Trade for bulls and plain cattle remains difficult while good-quality, lighter cattle are much easier sold, according to Ann Harkin – manager of Raphoe Mart.

“There was a great entry of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (August 22nd); the wet weather has forced more cattle out for sale this week.”

“Heifers are most in demand with plenty of customers around the ring selling up to €1065 over the weight.”

€/kg basis

  • Bulls/Bullocks made from €1.70/kg to €2.40/kg;

  • Heifers fetched from €1.80/kg to €2.60/kg;

  • Dry cows traded at €500/head to €1070/head.

Summary:

  • Bulls over 600 kgs - €500 to €795 over;

  • Beef bullocks - €500 to €695 over;

  • Store bullocks - €300 to €670 over;

  • Beef heifers - €400 to €1065 over;

  • Store heifers - €300 to €655 over.

Sheep:

With a large entry on offer, there was a good trade for all entries at the mart’s sheep sale on Monday (August 19th), the manager outlined.

“A great demand for store lambs with lots of customers for these.”

Lambs:

  • €60-€70 for 28-33 kgs;

  • €70-€80 for 33-37 kgs;

  • €80-€90 for 37-41 kgs;

  • €85-€90 for 41-45 kgs;

  • €90-€100 for 45-52 kgs.

Other categories:

  • Fat ewes sold from €50 to €130;

  • Hoggets ranged from €130 to €170.

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