Strong demand for forward stores at Raphoe


“Plainer-type bulls are the most difficult to sell.” – Harkin

Strong demand for forward stores at Raphoe

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“Plainer-type bulls are the most difficult to sell.” – Harkin

Trade remained brisk at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (May 16th), with plenty of activity around the ring for quality cattle, according to Ann Harkin – Manager.

“Plainer-type bulls are the most difficult to sell. Forward stores are in great demand with both farmers and feedlot buyers competing for these.” she added.

€/kg basis

  • Bulls/Bullocks made from €2.00/kg to €2.70/kg;

  • Heifers fetched from €2.10/kg to €2.90/kg;

  • Fat cows ranged from €600/head to €1315/head.

Summary

  • Beef bullocks over 600 kgs - €600 to €690 over;

  • Store bullocks - €400 to €650 over;

  • Beef heifers - €500 to €775 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €615 over;

  • Dry cows - €600 to €1315 each.

Sheep

Spring lambs sold to a high of €138 for 60kgs on Monday (May 13th).

Other prices:

  • €95 to €110 for 36-40 kgs;

  • €110 to €120 for 40-42 kgs;

  • €120 to €125 for 42-45 kgs;

  • €125 to €130 for 45-50 kgs.

Other categories

  • Fat ewes pushed from €65 to €135;

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

  • Ewes with 2 lambs sold from €200 to €265.

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