‘Brisk bidding’ for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe

Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were present, according to Harkin

‘Buyers are looking for quality in-spec cattle’

'More quality cattle on offer meant more brisk bidding around the ring'

‘Wet weather has forced more cattle out for sale’

'Trade for bulls and plain cattle remains difficult while good-quality, lighter cattle are much easier sold'

Trade improves at Raphoe

‘Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in competition to purchase cattle’

Good demand for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe

'Grass farmers are anxious to purchase in-spec cattle'

More farmers and agents active at Raphoe

More customers were present to purchase quality sheep, while quality cattle sold well.

More buyers for heifers at Raphoe

‘Plain cattle remain hard to sell’

Tougher trade for plainer types at Raphoe

Forward-store heifers met with strong demand with up to €840 over the kg recorded.

Fat cows reached €1520/head at Raphoe

Bullocks sold to a top of €770 over while heifers achieved €730 over

Bulls over 600 kgs - €655 - €905 over at Raphoe

€100 - €110 for lambs weighing 46-55 kgs

Plainer lots more difficult to sell at Raphoe

“Plenty of bidders around the ring looking to purchase stock.”

Strong demand for forward stores at Raphoe

“All cattle were a great trade; plainer lots also sold well with these up in price from last week.”

Brisk trade for forward stores at Raphoe

Bulls hit €955 over, bullocks realised €770 over & heifers topped out; spring lambs met with an easier trade

Strong demand for forward stores at Raphoe

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

Farmers and feedlot buyers active at Raphoe

“Plainer Friesian-types and mid-weight bulls were more difficult to sell.” – Harkin

Improved trade for forward-stores at Raphoe

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

More farmers operating at Raphoe

Spring lambs topped out at €198 at Monday’s sale.

Good demand for stores at Raphoe

Farmers and agents competed for lighter stores and weanlings.