A smaller entry of cattle was on offer at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (May 2nd), according to Ann Harkin.
Prices for most types remained similar to last week; however, strong forward-stores met with improved demand from farmers and feedlot purchasers.
“Smaller cattle are still a great trade, selling up to and over €3.00/kg.”
“Light Friesian-bred cattle still remain the most difficult to sell.” the manager added.
- Bulls/Bullocks made from €2.00/kg to €3.00/kg;
- Heifers sold from €2.10/kg to €2.85/kg;
- Fat cows fetched from €600/head to €1745/head.
- Top class bulls over 600 kgs - €685 to €715 over;
- Beef bullocks - €600 to €845 over;
- Store bullocks - €400 to €715 over;
- Beef heifers - €500 to €905 over;
- Store heifers - €350 to €785 over;
- Dry cows - €600 to €1745 each.
There was “a good entry of sheep” on Monday (April 29th), the manager said.
- €115 to €120 for 40-41 kgs;
- €120 to €125 for 42-45 kgs;
- €125 to €130 for 45-50 kgs;
- €130 to €154 for 50-57 kgs.
- Ewes with 1 lamb pushed from €150 to €220;
- Ewes with 2 lambs climbed from €200 to €320;
- Fat ewes sold from €70 to €140.