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‘Disappointing day for spring lamb producers’ as prices top at €174/hd

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 11-04-2022

According to George Candler, just under 800 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, April 11th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that it was “a disappointing day for spring lamb producers” as prices reached €174/head, while hoggets topped out at €173/head.

Meanwhile, cull ewes met with an “excellent” trade and made to €282/head at its weekly sheep sale.

Kilkenny Mart 11-04-2022

Butcher hoggets – €2.70-€3.35/kg or €160-€174/head:

  • 16 62kgs – €170;
  • 12 58kgs – €173;
  • 8 52kgs – €174;
  • 7 51kgs – €165;
  • 15 50kgs – €167.

Factory hoggets – €3.00-€3.45/kg or €140-€159/head:

  • 10 49kgs – €159;
  • 10 48kgs – €157;
  • 25 47kgs – €150;
  • 10 46kgs – €148;
  • 5 45kgs – €146;
  • 13 41kgs – €140.

Spring lambs – €3.35-€3.80/kg or €150-€176/head:

  • 10 52kgs – €176;
  • 14 48kgs – €168;
  • 10 45kgs – €162;
  • 5 44kgs – €164;
  • 10 43kgs – €163;
  • 10 41kgs – €150.

Other categories:

  • Cull ewes – €100-€282/head.

Dairy cattle prices:

  • According to Candler, an entire herd of freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers saw prices range from €1,100 to €2,220/head. The livestock auctioneer reported that 100 calved Friesian cows and heifers levelled at €1,628/head.

Last week’s prices:

  • Factory hoggets – €3.00-€3.26/kg or €127-€154/head;
  • Butcher hoggets – €2.80-€3.31/kg or €158-€174/head;
  • Spring lambs – €3.40-€4.02/kg or €172-€184/head;
  • Cast ewes – €140-€278/head.
Kilkenny Mart information:
  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: [email protected] 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.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports.

Read a report from last week’s sale.

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