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Entry numbers double in a week at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart Report – cattle sale – 04-03-2021

Some 900 lots were presented for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, March 4th, 2021, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that whilst entry numbers doubled in the space of a week, all lots met with a “good selling trade”.

“There is no reason to believe that prices should remain stable and, in cases, increase when more grass appears. A spell of harsh wet weather could have a negative impact in the short-term.”

“Quality store heifers peaked at €3.00/kg and Aberdeen-Angus bullocks made up to €2.30/kg. A smaller sale of cull cows saw a 100% clearance with Friesians not making less than €1.20/kg.”

Kilkenny Mart 04-03-2021 – Summary
Bullocks – 600kgs+ – €1.70-€2.35/kg or €1,090-€1,730/head:
  • 2 LM – 825kg – €1,730;
  • 3 CH – 790kg – €1,680;
  • 10 FR – 670kg – €1,310;
  • 4 CH – 620kg – €1,430;
  • AA – 615kg – €1,330;
  • 10 FR – 600kg – €1,110.
500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.65/kg or €870-€1,490/head:
  • CH – 585kg – €1,490;
  • 6 SA – 575kg – €1,340;
  • 10 FR – 570kg – €1,060;
  • 4 BB – 560kg – €1,260;
  • LM – 550kg – €1,460;
  • 3 AA – 525kg – €1,120.
400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.70/kg or €710-€1,330/head:
  • 3 LM – 495kg – €1,330;
  • 6 LM – 455kg – €1,120;
  • 4 AA – 450kg – €970;
  • 6 CH – 425kg – €1,120;
  • 3 AA – 490kg – €1,100.
<400kgs – €1.50-€2.85/kg or €420-€1,010/head:
  • 3 LM – 395kg – €1,010;
  • BB – 365kg – €770;
  • 8 FR – 360kg – €690;
  • 4 AA – 345kg – €750;
  • 6 HE – 295kg – €680;
  • CH – 240kg – €675.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.20-€1.65/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.45-€1.95/kg.
Beef-heifers – €2.00-€2.35/kg or €1,150-€1,460/head:
  • AU – 675kg – €1,430;
  • LM – 665kg – €1,460;
  • SI – 655kg – €1,400;
  • 2 CH – 645kg – €1,350;
  • CH – 585kg – €1,300;
  • LM – 560kg – €1,280.
Forward store heifers – €1.80-€2.65/kg or €890-€1,180/head:
  • 2 AA – 535kg – €1,180;
  • 3 LM – 525kg – €1,240;
  • 4 AA – 480kg – €1,030;
  • 2 LM – 440kg – €960;
  • 5 CH – 413kg – €1,090.
Store heifers – €1.80-€3.01/kg or €430-€1,170/head:
  • 1 CH – 395kg – €1,170;
  • 6 AA – 375kg – €770;
  • 4 BB – 340kg – €770;
  • 5 AA – 330kg – €690.
Kilkenny Mart – 25-02-2021 – see more here:
  • Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.80-€2.41/kg or €1,090-€1,980/head:
  • 500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.51/kg or €920-€1,440/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.40/kg or €680-€1,080/head:
  • 400kgs – €1.60-€2.55/kg or €440-€980/head:
  • Beef heifers – €2.00-€2.41/kg or €1,050-€1,540/head:
  • Forward store heifers – €1.90-€2.40/kg or €780-€1,180/head:
  • Store heifers – €2.00-€2.56/kg or €450-€930/head:
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.10-€1.50/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.40-€1.95/kg.

 

Information:
Upcoming sales (online-only due to Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale– Mondays at 10 am with dairy sale at 12 pm
  • Calf sale– Tuesdays at 11 am.
  • Cattle sale– Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.

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