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Buyers ‘anxious’ to secure forward stores at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 11-03-2021

Some 950 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (March 12th, 2021), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported an “excellent trade all-round” with “lots of customers” for the large number of “exceptional, top-quality” cattle on offer.

“Top-quality forward stores made up to €2.90/kg with many buyers anxious to secure stock. The sale resulted in a 98% clearance.”

Kilkenny Mart 12-02-2021 – Prices:
Bullocks – 600kgs+ – €1.85-€2.41/kg or €1,020-€1,780/head:
  • SA – 800kg – €1,780;
  • 2 LM – 745kg – €1,680;
  • AA – 700kg – €1,480;
  • 3 AA – 615kg – €1,360;
  • 2 CH – 610kg – €1,430;
  • 4 continentals – 605kg – €1,460.
500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.71/kg or €850-€1,520/head:
  • 2 FR – 595kg – €1,100;
  • 6 CH – 580kg – €1,450;
  • 2 AA – 585kg – €1,250;
  • HE – 565kg – €1,180;
  • CH – 560kg – €1,520;
  • 2 continentals – 515kg – €1,350.
400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.91/kg or €700-€1,300/head:
  • 3 AA – 480kg – €1,020;
  • 6 CH – 450kg – €1,310;
  • 3 LM – 445kg – €1,120;
  • 6 CH – 430kg – €1,230;
  • 5 LM – 410kg – €1,150;
  • CH – 400kg – €970.
<400kgs – €1.60-€2.67/kg or €380-€1,040/head:
  • 2 SI – 395kg – €990;
  • 6 LM – 390kg – €1,040;
  • 3 AA – 485kg – €930;
  • 6 FR – 370kg – €740;
  • HE – 340kg – €650;
  • 2 AA – 325kg – €700.
Cull cows:
  • Continentals – €1.35-€1.95/kg;
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.15-€1.70/kg.
Kilkenny Mart 11-03-2021  – heifer prices: 
Beef heifers – €2.10-€2.45/kg or €1,180-€1,420/head:
  • LM – 625kg – €1,370;
  • 2 LM – 620kg – €1,420;
  • CH – 605kg – €1,410;
  • 3 AA – 590kg – €1,260;
  • HE – 565kg – €1,370;
  • LM – 540kg – €1,310.
Forward store heifers – €1.90-€2.55/kg or €880-€1,250/head:
  • 4 AA – 515kg – €1,130;
  • CH – 505kg – €1,090;
  • 2 LM – 490kg – €1,250;
  • 7 AA – 480kg – €990;
  • 3 HE – 465kg – €980;
  • 2 CH – 460kg – €1,200.
Store heifers – €1.80-€2.69/kg or €530-€1,050/head:
  • 7 HE – 265kg – €580;
  • CH – 390kg – €1,050;
  • 4 LM – 360kg – €900;
  • 7 AA – 310kg – €680.
Kilkenny Mart – 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.”

  • Bullocks – 600kgs+ – €1.70-€2.35/kg or €1,090-€1,730/head:
  • 500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.65/kg or €870-€1,490/head:
  • 400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.70/kg or €710-€1,330/head:
  • 400kgs – €1.50-€2.85/kg or €420-€1,010/head:
  • Beef-heifers – €2.00-€2.35/kg or €1,150-€1,460/head:
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.20-€1.65/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.45-€1.95/kg;
  • Beef-heifers – €2.00-€2.35/kg or €1,150-€1,460/head:
  • Forward store heifers – €1.80-€2.65/kg or €890-€1,180/head:
  • Store heifers – €1.80-€3.01/kg or €430-€1,170/head.
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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