More farmers and agents active at Raphoe


More customers were present to purchase quality sheep, while quality cattle sold well.

More farmers and agents active at Raphoe

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More customers were present to purchase quality sheep, while quality cattle sold well.

Quality types sold well at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (August 1st), with heifers topping out at €715 over the kg, according to Ann Harkin.

“There was a good entry of cattle for the time of year,” said Harkin who noted that lighter-types – bulls and heifers – peaked at €2.40/kg, while plainer lots ranged from €1.70/kg to €2.00/kg.

Summary:

  • Bulls/Bullocks sold from €1.70/kg to €2.40/kg;

  • Heifers made from €2.00/kg to €2.40/kg;

  • Fat cows sold from €600/head to €1340/head.

Sheep:

Harkin said that more farmers and agents made their presence felt at the ringside at the mart’s sheep sale on Monday (July 29th).

“There was a good entry of sheep with a larger number of farmers and agents all keen to purchase quality sheep.”

Lambs:

  • €60 to €70 for 27-30 kgs;

  • €70 to €78 for 32-36 kgs;

  • €78 to €85 for 36-40 kgs;

  • €85 to €92 for 40-43 kgs;

  • €90 to €95 for 43-47 kgs;

  • €95 to €105 for 47-53 kgs.

Other categories:

  • Fat ewes climbed from €60 to €130;

  • Breeding hoggets clicked from €150 to €186.

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