Tough selling trade for poorer types at Raphoe


“All buyers returned to the ringside and quality cattle remain most wanted and easiest sold while Friesian-types are most difficult to sell"

Tough selling trade for poorer types at Raphoe

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“All buyers returned to the ringside and quality cattle remain most wanted and easiest sold while Friesian-types are most difficult to sell"

A good entry of cattle went under the hammer at Raphoe’s Mart first cattle sale of 2019 which was held on Thursday (January 10th), according to Ann Harkin - Manager.

“All buyers returned to the ringside and quality cattle remain most wanted and easiest sold while Friesian-types are most difficult to sell,” Ann said.

Summary

  • Beef bullocks - €580 to €615 over;
  • Store bullocks - €380 to €760 over;
  • Beef heifers - €480 to €730 over;
  • Store heifers - €350 to €685 over;
  • Dry cows - €500 to €1480 each.

€/kg basis

  • Bullocks/Bulls fetched from €1.80/kg to €2.50/kg;
  • Heifers made from €1.90/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Cull Cows sold from €500/head to €1480/head.

Sheep Sale

The first sheep sale of the year at Raphoe saw an excellent trade which led to a full clearance of lots, according to Ann Harkin - Manager.

Lambs

  • €70 to €80 for 28-33 kgs;
  • €80 to €90 for 34-37 kgs;
  • €90 to €100 for 37-43 kgs;
  • €100 to €110 for 43-47 kgs;
  • €110 to €121 for 47-55 kgs.

Other categories

  • Fat ewes ranged from €80 to €130;
  • Springing ewes pushed from €130 to €168.

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