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‘Electric’ trade for beef-types and forward stores at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 10-06-2021

According to George Candler, some 600 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 10th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a smaller entry went under the hammer, although an “excellent trade all-round resulted in a 100% clearance”.

“Trade for beef-type and forward store bullocks and heifers could be described as electric. Cull cows met a fast selling trade with a top call of €1,900 for a Charolais, weighing 830kgs,” Candler added.

Kilkenny Mart 10-06-2021:

Bullocks 600kgs – €2.00-€2.88/kg or €1,140-€1,920:
  • AA – 765kg – €1,900;
  • AA – 745kg – €1,920;
  • 7 HE – 650kg – €1,590;
  • 5 CH – 635kg – €1,830;
  • 3 FR – 630kg – €1,300;
  • LM – 600kgs – €1,480.
500-600kgs – €1.85-€2.89/kg or €1,020-€1,690/head:
  • 2 LM – 585kg – 41,690;
  • 3 AA – 565kg – €1,300;
  • HE – 555kg – €1,250;
  • 5 FR – 545kg – €1,090;
  • 3 CH – 540kg – €1,330;
  • 2 HE – 525kg – €1,160.
400-500kgs – €1.80-€2.89/kg or €720-€1,320/head:
  • 2 LM – 490kg – €1,270;
  • 10 FR – 485kg – €960;
  • CH – 480kg – €1,320;
  • 2 CH – 435kg – €1,090;
  • 3 AA – 460kg – €990;
  • 2 CH – 420kg – €1,190.
<400kgs – €1.55-€2.96/kg or €470-€1,170/head:
  • CH – 395kg – €1,170;
  • 3 AA – 390kg – €910;
  • 2 HE – 385kg – €870;
  • 8 FR – 360kg – €740;
  • 3 CH – 350kg – €970;
  • 7 AA – 385kg – €630.
Cull cows:
  • Continentals – €1.30-€2.38/head;
  • Friesian cull cows – €0.97-€1.90/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.15-€2.65/kg or €1,340-€1,680/head:
  • CH – 675kg – €1,640;
  • AA – 645kg – €1,680;
  • 2 AA – 635kg – €1,640;
  • HE – 620kg – €1,430;
  • 2 CH – 590kg – €1,560;
  • 4 LM – 585kg – €1,450.
Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.72/kg or €1,050-€1,320/head:
  • 2 HE – 565kg – €1,280;
  • 4 AA – 535kg – €1,320;
  • 3 AA – 520kg – €1,260;
  • LM – 490kg – €1,230;
  • CH – 470kg – €1,280;
  • SI – 460kg – €1,210.
Store heifers – €1.80-€3.03/kg or €450-€1,030/head:
  • 2 CH – 390kg – €1,010;
  • 5 HE – 375kg – €810;
  • 3 BB – 365kg – €720;
  • CH – 340kg – €1,030.

Last week’s sale:

According to George Candler, all cattle met with an “excellent” trade at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all cull cows and heifers recorded a 100% clearance, while 97% of bullocks found new homes.

“For the record, 47% of the cattle were sold online even though potential buyers are allowed into the ring observing social distancing. Bullocks over 600kgs averaged €1,473 compared to €1,275 for the same sale last year.”

“Heifers over 600kgs averaged €1,593 with the same week in 2020 recording an average of €1231,” Candler added.

Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):

  • Sheep, dairy and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am;
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports here.

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