Plainer stock dominate the sale at Raphoe


“The few quality cattle that were on offer were easier sold and a much better trade” - Ann Harkin. Plainer types met a difficult trade.

Plainer stock dominate the sale at Raphoe

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“The few quality cattle that were on offer were easier sold and a much better trade” - Ann Harkin. Plainer types met a difficult trade.

The sale consisted of mostly plainer types at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (November 29th); these met a difficult trade, according to Ann Harkin - Manager.

“The few quality cattle [that were] on offer were easier sold and a much better trade.” Ann Harkin outlined.

Summary

  • Bullocks made from €2.00/kg to €2.50/kg;
  • Bulls fetched from €1.80/kg to €2.30/kg;
  • Heifers pushed from €1.90/kg to €2.50/kg;
  • Fat cows clicked from €585/head to €1150/head.

€/kg basis

  • Beef bullocks - €500 to €550 over;
  • Store bullocks - €400 to €515 over;
  • Beef heifers - €480 to €680 over;
  • Store heifers - €300 to €565 over;
  • Dry cows - €585 to €1150 each.

Sheep

There was a good entry of sheep at Raphoe Mart on Monday (November 26th) with an excellent trade for all stock on offer resulting in a near total clearance, according to Ann Harkin - Manager.

Lambs

  • €65 to €75 for lighter lambs;
  • €75 to €85 for 33-38 kgs;
  • €85 to €95 for 38-44 kgs;
  • €95 to €105 for 44-50 kgs;
  • €105 to €114 for 50-60 kgs.

Other categories

  • Fat ewes sold from €60 to €125.

Upcoming Sales

  • Friday, December 7th - Fatstock Cattle Show and Sale- entries for the cattle show are now closed;
  • Monday, December 10th - Christmas Lamb Show and Sale in conjunction with the usual weekly sheep sale.

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