Trade remains lively at Raphoe

Strong demand for quality in-spec cattle continued, according to Harkin.

Quality in-spec cattle ‘the most sought-after’ at Raphoe

"Aberdeen-Angus-cross cattle were also in great demand.”

Quality in-spec cattle an ‘excellent’ trade at Raphoe

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

‘More quality cattle required to meet demand’

"Buyers were also eager to purchase AA-bred cattle.”

Some cattle ‘more difficult to sell’ at Raphoe

“Plenty of buyers around the ring seeking quality in-spec cattle making these a great trade.”

'Excellent' trade for all types at Raphoe

“Aberdeen-Angus-bred cattle also a brisk trade and in great demand.”

Aberdeen-Angus-crosses an easy sell at Raphoe

“Great demand for quality stock with plenty of bidders around the ring for these.”

Good demand for quality-types at Raphoe

Trade was “excellent” for all types, according to Harkin.

‘Plenty of bidders’ at Raphoe

Plainer types sold in the region of €1.90/kg-€2.10/kg while quality cattle sold from €2.30/kg-€2.80/kg, Harkin said.

More farmers looking to purchase ‘grass cattle’ at Raphoe

Trade improved across all categories, according to Ann Harkin.

Angus-bred cattle remain ‘easily sold’ at Raphoe

“Quality cattle in great demand and bidding brisk for these.”

Agents and farmers active for lighter lots at Raphoe

"Plainer cattle from dairy herds also selling well with AA and FR-types selling from €1.80/kg to €2.30/kg.”

Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers active at Raphoe

“Top-quality cattle are in great demand with buyers to purchase these on a weekly basis."

‘Brisk bidding’ for quality cattle at Raphoe

“Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers battle to secure quality around the ring.”

Good demand for quality cattle at Raphoe

Bullocks sold to €920 over, while heifers hit €845 over.

Quality stock in demand at Raphoe

“Some excellent stock on offer and a great demand throughout the sale."

Improved trade for forward stores at Raphoe

“A lot of great quality cattle on offer, which met a flying trade,” – Harkin

‘Brisk’ cattle trade at Raphoe’s first sale of 2020

“Farmers, agents and feedlot buyers were all in attendance” – Harkin

Full clearance of lambs at Raphoe

Harkin reported an "excellent" trade for all lots on offer