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Store lambs hit ‘record highs’ with trade ‘on fire’ at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 01-11-2021

According to George Candler, store lambs hit “record highs” at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, November 1st, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that some 500 lots went under the hammer at its weekly sheep sale.

Speaking following the sale, Candler said:

“The trade was on fire: the words to best describe today’s sheep sale in Kilkenny. The 500 lots on offer sold in record time with lambs peaking at €159 for 56kgs.”

Kilkenny Mart 01-11-2021

Butcher lambs – €2.70-€3.02/kg or €140-€159/head:
  • 15 55kgs – €153;
  • 15 54kgs – €159;
  • 10 53kgs – €153;
  • 12 52kgs – €157;
  • 17 51kgs – €147;
  • 10 50kgs – €150.
Factory lambs – €2.85-€3.10/kg or €120-€152/head:
  • 15 49kgs – €152;
  • 10 48kgs – €144;
  • 24 46kgs – €140;
  • 12 44kgs – €133;
  • 10 43kgs – €133;
  • 10 41kgs – €123.
Store lambs – €2.85-€3.17/kg or €88-€119/head:
  • 8 40kgs – €119;
  • 10 39kgs – €118;
  • 8 38kgs – €115;
  • 12 36kgs – €112;
  • 19 35kgs – €111;
  • 10 34kgs – €105.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €80-€150/head.
Cattle prices last week

According to George Candler, some 1,150 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, October 28th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that quality store heifers and bullocks “sold well” at its weekly general cattle sale.

“A lot of cattle, especially plain Friesian-types, are showing effects of poor weather conditions. Cull cows also reduced in prices, especially those just out of the parlour,” he added.

  • Bullocks 600kgs – €1.70-€2.70/kg or €1,260-€1,920/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.60-€2.75/kg or €800-€1,590/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.70/kg or €650-€1,320/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.50-€2.76/kg or €500-€1,090/head:
  • Beef heifers – €1.90-€2.46/kg or €1,150-€2,180/head:
  • Forward store heifers – €1.75-€2.60/kg or €880-€1,340/head:
  • Light store heifers – €1.70-€2.70/kg or €550-€1,010/head:
  •  Frieisan cull cows – €0.70-€1.75/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.30-€2.20/kg.

Kilkenny Mart information:

  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: Info@kilkennymart.ie or phone: 056-7721407 or see the mart’s website.

Upcoming sales:

  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am with a dairy sale at 12 pm
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.
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