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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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‘The sales ring looks to be the proper place to sell beef at the moment’

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 12-05-2022

According to George Candler, a smaller entry of some 850 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, May 12th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that bullocks peaked at €2,700, while heifers topped out at €2,340 and cull cows soared to €2,560/head.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “The sale attracted a large number of beef cattle with over 40 lots of bullocks exceeding €2000/head to a peak of €2700.”

“Cull cows also meet an excellent trade, and heifers also sold very well with all factories represented.”

“Quality store bullocks recorded a top of €1480 for 4 Limousins, which weighed 415kg, equating to €3.57/kg. The sales ring looks to be the proper place to sell beef at the moment,” he concluded.

Kilkenny Mart 12-05-2022

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €2.48-€3.41/kg or €1,540-€2,700/head:

  • 2 LM – 750kgs – €2,560;
  • CH – 830kgs – €2,320;
  • SI – 795kgs – €2,700;
  • 2 LM – 720kgs – €2,360;
  • 2 FR – 620kgs – €1,540;
  • 8 BB – 600kgs – €1,660.

500-600kgs – €2.27/kg-€3.28/kg or €1,190-€1,930/head:

  • 2 LM – 590kgs – €1,930;
  • 2 BB – 570kgs – €1,720;
  • 3 CH – 565kgs – €1,680;
  • 4 LM – 540kgs – €1,620;
  • 2 AA – 515kgs – €1,400;
  • 6 HE – 500kgs – €1,460.

400-500kgs – €2.10-€3.57/kg or €880-€1,570/head:

  • 4 LM – 485kgs – €1,440;
  • 2 FR – 470kgs – €1,130;
  • 6 FR – 445kgs – €1,040;
  • 7 HE – 440kgs – €990;
  • 4 LM – 415kgs – €1,480;
  • 2 LM – 400kgs – €1,120.

<400kgs – €1.80-€3.34/kg or €500-€1,200/head:

  • 8 HE – 395kgs – €1,120;
  • LM – 390kgs – €1,200;
  • 7 AA – 380kgs – €990;
  • 4 FR – 375kgs – €830;
  • 3 CH – 365kgs – €1,160;
  • 4 LM – 280kgs – €770.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.36-€2.45/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.70-€3.05/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.50-€3.33/kg or €1,700-€2,340:

  • LM – 720kgs – €2,340;
  • 3 SA – 700kgs – €2,310;
  • 4 LM – 640KGS – €2,100;
  • AA – 630kgs – €1,830;
  • 3 CH – 615kgs – €2,050;
  • 2 LM – 570kg – €1,870.

Forward store heifers – €2.40-€3.18/kg or €1,280-€1,780/head:

  • 3 LM – 560kgs – €1,780;
  • CH – 545kgs – €1,530;
  • 22 AA – 540kgs – €1,690;
  • 2 LM – 530kgs – €1,620;
  • LM – 525kgs – €1,530;
  • 2 SI – 515kgs – €1,450.

Light store heifers – €2.23-€3.37/kg or €780-€1,340/head:

  • 3 LM – 398kgs – €1,340;
  • LM – 390kgs – €1,260;
  • 2 HE – 385kgs – €860;
  • 7 LM – 315kgs – €880;
  • 2 AA – 355kgs – €970;
  • 7 AU – 310kgs – €940.

Last week’s cattle prices

Read a report with last week’s sale

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.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports.

To share your story, email – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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