Improved trade for forward-stores at Raphoe


“Light Friesian-bred cattle still remain the most difficult to sell.”

Improved trade for forward-stores at Raphoe

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“Light Friesian-bred cattle still remain the most difficult to sell.”

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.

€/kg basis

  • 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.

Summary

  • 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.

Sheep Sale

There was “a good entry of sheep” on Monday (April 29th), the manager said.

Spring Lambs

  • €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.

Other categories

  • 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.

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