Demain remains strongest for forward stores at Raphoe


Plainer types remained the most difficult to sell; however, an improved trade was reported due to the presence of additional customers.

Demain remains strongest for forward stores at Raphoe

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Plainer types remained the most difficult to sell; however, an improved trade was reported due to the presence of additional customers.

Ann Harkin reported a “great lively trade all-round” at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (September 27th)

Plainer types remained the most difficult to sell; however, an improved trade was reported due to the presence of additional customers.

“Quality cattle in great demand and customers favouring to purchase more forward stores.” Ann Harkin said.

Price table

  • Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €600 to €875 over;
  • Beef bullocks - €600 to €960 over;
  • Store bullocks - €400 to €880 over;
  • Beef heifers - €500 to €825 over;
  • Store heifers - €350 to €740 over;
  • Dry cows - €600 to €1450 each.

Summary

  • Bullocks fetched from €2.20/kg to €2.70/kg;
  • Bulls made from €2.00/kg to €2.60/kg;
  • Heifers pushed from €2.10/kg to €2.80/kg;
  • Fat cows sold from €600/head to €1450/head.

Sheep

Ann Harkin reported a “good trade for all stock on offer” as a large entry of sheep went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Monday (September 24th).

Lambs

  • €60-€72 for 30-33 kgs;
  • €65-€80 for 33-36 kgs;
  • €75-€85 for 36-41 kgs;
  • €84-€95 for 41-45 kgs;
  • €90-€105 for 45-50 kgs;
  • €100-€110 for 50-55 kgs.

Other categories

  • Hoggets fetched from €110 to €172;
  • Fat ewes sold from €60 to €124.

Note

Breeding Sheep will now be sold on Mondays in conjunction with the usual weekly sheep sale instead of Wednesday nights.

Tuesday, October 2nd - First Weanling Show and Sale of the season - intake from 4 pm; Show at 5 pm and Sale at 7 pm.

Classes for the Show:

  • Class 1 - Best Male – Born from 1st September 2017 to 31st December 2017;
  • Class 2 - Best Female – Born from 1st September 2017 to 31st December 2017;
  • Class 3 - Best Male – Born from 1st January 2018;
  • Class 4 - Best Female – Born from 1st January 2018.

** PLEASE NOTE THAT ANIMALS FOR THE SHOW MUST BE HOM- REARED**

REGULAR SALES

SHEEP SALE EVERY MONDAY AT 11 A.M - CATTLE SALE EVERY THURSDAY AT 11 A.M.

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