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.

Weaker trade for light Friesian bulls at Raphoe

All stock with the excellent of dairy-types, remained a great trade, with up to €880 forked out for bullocks. There was a strong trade for sheep.

Steady trade for quality in-spec cattle at Raphoe

Bullocks sold to €970 over, heifers hit €840 over and dry cows topped out at €1,600. Ewes with twin lambs peaked at €280, while hoggets made up to €130.

Plainer-types more difficult to sell at Raphoe

Quality cattle met with good demand, with weanlings selling for up to €2.90/kg. Hoggets made up to €130, while a ewe with two lambs hit €290.

Strong trade for quality-types at Raphoe

Bulls sold to €850 over, while bullocks hit €775 over and heifers made up to €845 over; lambs topped out at €134, ewes with twin lambs peaked at €310 and fat ewes realised €130.

Heifers sell to €1,000 over the kg at Raphoe

“An excellent trade for quality in-spec cattle while lighter, plainer-types and Friesian-cross cattle were the most difficult sold” – Ann Harkin

Good trade for suitable in-spec cattle at Raphoe

A smaller entry of cattle went under the hammer, with poor demand for lighter, plainer cattle. Ewes with twin lamb hit €275, while cull ewes peaked at €125.

Brisk trade for cattle at Raphoe

Quality in-spec stock met with a strong trade, with heifers topping at €875 over and bullocks making up to €825 over.

Good demand for Continental and AA cattle at Raphoe

Friesian types and out-of-spec cattle remained difficult to sell at the last cattle sale of the year, according to Ann Harkin.