Improved trade for plainer-type heifers at Raphoe


“Plainer types and bulls were more difficult to sell.” – Harkin

Improved trade for plainer-type heifers at Raphoe

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“Plainer types and bulls were more difficult to sell.” – Harkin

There was a smaller entry of cattle at Raphoe Mart on Thursday, October 31st, according to Ann Harkin – manager.

“An improved trade for quality in-spec cattle and also for plainer-type heifers. Plainer types and bulls were more difficult to sell.” she outlined.

€/kg basis:

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

  • Heifers sold from €1.90/kg to €2.50/kg.

Summary:

  • Beef bullocks over 600 kgs - €580 to €865 over;

  • Store bullocks - €350 to €725 over;

  • Beef heifers - €470 to €740 over;

  • Store heifers - €300 to €620 over;

  • Dry cows - €465 to €1140 each.

Sheep:

The manager noted that lambs met with a strong trade at the Donegal-based on Monday (October 28th).

Prices:

  • €60 to €70 for 29-34 kgs;

  • €70 to €80 for 34-38 kgs;

  • €80 to €90 for 38-42 kgs;

  • €90 to €95 for 43-53 kgs.

Ewe lambs:

  • €111 for 53 kgs;

  • €111 for 51 kgs;

  • €113 for 53 kgs.

Other categories:

  • Fat ewes went under the hammer from €50 to €110.

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