Trade remains strong for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe


Plainer lots and non-in-spec entries were difficult to sell. Bulls sold to €835 over; bullocks hit €870 and heifers climbed to €875 over.

Trade remains strong for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe

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Plainer lots and non-in-spec entries were difficult to sell. Bulls sold to €835 over; bullocks hit €870 and heifers climbed to €875 over.

Trade remained strong for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (October 25th), according to Ann Harkin - Manager.

The manager said that plainer lots and non-in-spec entries were difficult to sell as another large entry went under the hammer.

Summary

  • Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €600- €835 over;
  • Beef bullocks - €600 - €870 over;
  • Store bullocks - €400 - €895 over;
  • Beef heifers - €500 - €875 over;
  • Store heifers - €350 - €745 over;
  • Dry cows - €500 - €1380 each.

€/kg breakdown

  • Bullocks made from €2.10/kg - €2.70/kg;
  • Bulls pushed from €2.00/kg - €2.50/kg;
  • Heifers fetched from €2.10/kg - €2.80/kg.

Sheep Sale

There was a good entry of sheep at Raphoe Mart on Monday (October 22nd) with a sharp trade for all stock, reported by Ann Harkin - Manager.

Lambs

  • €60-€70 for 28-32 kgs;
  • €70-€80 for 32-37 kgs;
  • €80-€90 for 37-44 kgs;
  • €90 - €100 for 44-48 kgs;
  • €100 -€110 for 48-55 kgs.

Other categories

  • Hoggets pushed from €110- €155;
  • Fat ewes sold from €60 to €110.

Note

  • Breeding Sheep will now be sold on Mondays along with the usual weekly sheep sale instead of Wednesday nights - Sale at 11 a.m.
  • Next Weanling Sale on Tuesday night (October 30th) - Intake from 4 pm and Sale at 7 pm

UPCOMING SALES

  • Friday, December 7th - Fatstock Cattle Show and Sale on Friday 7th December;
  • Monday, December 10th - Lamb Show and Sale.

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