Strong demand for forward stores at Raphoe


“All cattle were a great trade; plainer lots also sold well with these up in price from last week.”

Strong demand for forward stores at Raphoe

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“All cattle were a great trade; plainer lots also sold well with these up in price from last week.”

Farmers and feedlots purchasers competed for forward store-types at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (May 30th), according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

“There was a good entry of cattle for the time of year. All cattle were a great trade; plainer lots also sold well with these up in price from last week.”

€/kg basis

  • Bulls/Bullocks fetched from €2.00/kg to €3.00/kg;

  • Heifers sold from €2.10/kg to €2.90/kg.

Summary

  • Bulls over 600 kgs - €600 to €740 over;

  • Store bullocks - €400 to €660 over;

  • Beef heifers - €500 to €860 over;

  • Store heifers - €300 to €640 over;

  • Dry cows - €620 to €1260 each.

Sheep

Spring lambs met a "slightly improved trade" at the Donegal-based venue last Monday (May 27th), the manager outlined.

Prices:

  • €80 to €90 for 30-37 kgs;

  • €90 to €95 for 37-40 kgs;

  • €95 to €106 for 40-42 kgs;

  • €106 to €112 for 43-45 kgs;

  • €112 to €122 for 45-50 kgs.

Other categories

  • Ewes with 1 lamb made from €150 to €200;

  • Ewes with 2 lambs climbed from €180 to €260;

  • Ewes with 3 lambs pushed from €260 to €280;

  • Fat ewes ranged from €70 to €130 each.

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