Steady trade for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe


Bullocks sold to €970 over, heifers hit €840 over and dry cows topped out at €1,600. Ewes with twin lambs peaked at €280, while hoggets made up to €130.

Steady trade for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe

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Bullocks sold to €970 over, heifers hit €840 over and dry cows topped out at €1,600. Ewes with twin lambs peaked at €280, while hoggets made up to €130.

A bigger entry of cattle went under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (March 14th), according to Ann Harkin - Manager.

“Trade was similar to last week with quality in-spec cattle in great demand while some plainer Friesian types were harder to sell.”

€/kg basis:

  • Bulls/Bullocks pushed from €1.80/kg to €2.60/kg;

  • Heifers clicked from €1.90/kg to €2.70/kg;

  • Fat cows sold from €500/head to €1600/head.

Summary:

  • Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €580 to €970 over;

  • Beef bullocks - €580 to €945 over;

  • Store bullocks - €400 to €655 over;

  • Beef heifers - €480 to €840 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €775 over;

  • Dry cows - €500 to €1600 each.

Sheep

There was a good entry of sheep at the Donegal-based venue on Monday (March 11th) with a good trade for all stock on offer, the manager added.

Hoggets:

  • €80 to €90 for 30-37 kgs;

  • €90 to €100 for 37-100 kgs;

  • €100 to €110 for 40-44 kgs;

  • €110 to €122 for 44-50 kgs;

  • €120 to €130 for 50-60 kgs.

Other categories:

  • First spring lambs of the season sold from €120 to €134/head;

  • Ewes with 1 lamb fetched from €160 to €200;

  • Ewes with 2 lambs ranged from €180 to €280;

  • Fat ewes clicked from €60 to €140 each.

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