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.