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.”
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- €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.
- 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.