Raphoe Mart

Mart cafe among premises receiving closure orders in May

Mart cafe among premises receiving closure orders in May

A cafe premises at a livestock mart in Co. Donegal was one of seven food business to receive closure orders...

June 9, 2022

Raphoe Mart’s Easter spring lamb sale sees prices reach €200

Raphoe Mart’s Easter spring lamb sale sees prices reach €200

On Monday, April 11, Raphoe Mart held its Easter spring lamb sale which saw prices reach a high of €200....

April 13, 2022

Prices reach €280 at Raphoe Mart’s Christmas lamb show and sale

Prices reach €280 at Raphoe Mart’s Christmas lamb show and sale

Raphoe Mart’s Christmas lamb show and sale took place on Monday (December 6) and saw prices reach a high of...

December 8, 2021

Cull ewe prices top €226/head at sales on Monday, as lamb prices also improve

Cull ewe prices top €226/head at sales on Monday, as lamb prices also improve

Sheep sales held yesterday (Monday, July 5) witnessed some exceptional prices for cull ewes, with prices breaching the €200/head mark,...

July 6, 2021

Cattle Marts: Delayed grass growth takes its toll on the store trade

Cattle Marts: Delayed grass growth takes its toll on the store trade

In the past few weeks, it has been clear that grass growth is well behind desired levels. From speaking with...

May 5, 2021

One year on: How has online mart trading performed?

One year on: How has online mart trading performed?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the way farmers have been trading cattle at online marts over the past year has...

April 4, 2021

Spring lamb show and sale sees prices reach €282 at Raphoe Mart

Spring lamb show and sale sees prices reach €282 at Raphoe Mart

Anne Harkin of Raphoe Mart reported a super trade for spring lambs, with prices topping €282/head for 50kg. The Donegal-based...

March 30, 2021

Raphoe and Cork Marts cancel scheduled sales for this coming week

Raphoe and Cork Marts cancel scheduled sales for this coming week

Over the weekend, Raphoe and Cork Marts announced that their weekly sales for this coming week are cancelled due to...

January 3, 2021

Video: Lambs hit €215/head at Raphoe’s Christmas lamb show and sale

Video: Lambs hit €215/head at Raphoe’s Christmas lamb show and sale

An excellent show of quality stock was on offer at the Christmas lamb show and sale at Raphoe Mart on...

December 13, 2020

Mart report: Northern activity increased across marts last week

Mart report: Northern activity increased across marts last week

The trade in most marts across the country last week was provided with a major boost in northern buyer activity....

November 24, 2020

Mart report: Cattle numbers down in some marts

Mart report: Cattle numbers down in some marts

In this week’s mart report, we take a look at last week’s trade for cattle in Carnew, Tullamore and Raphoe...

November 3, 2020

Mart report: Strong demand for heavier store animals

Mart report: Strong demand for heavier store animals

In this article, we bring you a round up of some of the mart reports from sales that took place...

October 20, 2020

Preparing for Level 4 restrictions at Raphoe Mart

Preparing for Level 4 restrictions at Raphoe Mart

On Thursday (October 15) the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine issued new mart guidelines in relation to the Standard...

October 19, 2020

Sheep marts: Steady trade all round prior to closure of livestock marts

Sheep marts: Steady trade all round prior to closure of livestock marts

On Tuesday, March 24, the news broke that all livestock marts across the country were to suspend trading in an...

March 31, 2020

Pics: Raphoe Mart reopens with new measures in place

Pics: Raphoe Mart reopens with new measures in place

Earlier today, Raphoe Mart reopened its doors to facilitate the weekly cattle sale which, under normal circumstances, takes place every...

March 19, 2020

Cattle marts: Steady demand as farmers familiarise themselves with protocols

Cattle marts: Steady demand as farmers familiarise themselves with protocols

While some marts have closed their doors until further notice, others continue to hold their weekly cattle sales – albeit...

March 17, 2020

Cattle marts: Improved trade for weanlings and cull cows

Cattle marts: Improved trade for weanlings and cull cows

Reports coming out of cattle marts over the last week would indicate a consistently steady trade, with almost 100% clearances...

March 11, 2020

Sheep marts: Cast ewes make up to €160/head at Tullow Mart

Sheep marts: Cast ewes make up to €160/head at Tullow Mart

Mart managers are reporting a solid trade all round, with butcher and factory-fit hogget prices back slightly compared to previous...

March 10, 2020