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Turnover passes €1.4m mark at Kilkenny Mart’s cattle sale

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 16-02-2023

According to George Candler, turnover exceeded €1.4 million at Kilkenny Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, February 16th, 2023.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that just over 1,100 lots came under the hammer at the general cattle saw, which saw prices soar to €2,620 in the bullock ring and €2,230 in the heifer ring.

Speaking following the sale, Candler said:

“There was another good-sized sale of cattle with trade similar to last week. Once again, €3.00/kg was surpassed on numerous occasions.”

“Our turnover once again indicated the excellent price for cattle,” Candler remarked.

Kilkenny Mart 16-02-2023

Cull cow prices:

  • Friesians – €1.25-€2.50/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.65-€3.05/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.40-€3.20/kg or €1,300-€2,230/head:

  • CH – 720kgs – €2,230;
  • 2 CH – 715kgs – €2,030;
  • 2 Continentals – 635kgs – €1,940;
  • 2 AA – 600kgs – €1,710;
  • 2 LM – 575kgs – €1,820;
  • 8 AA – 545kgs – €1,490.

Forward store heifers – €2.40-€3.15/kg or €1,150-€1,580/head:

  • 2 LM – 520kgs – €1,580;
  • 4 AA – 500kgs – €1,420;
  • 2 LM – 495kgs – €1,520;
  • 4 HE – 480kgs – €1,300;
  • LM – 470kgs – €1,480;
  • 3 AA – 450kgs – €1,220.

Light store heifers – €1.85-€3.10/kg or €580-€1,190/head:

  • 4 HE – 395kgs – €1,100;
  • 3 LM – 385kgs – €1,190;
  • 7 CH – 365kgs – €1,090;
  • 3 HE – 325kgs – €765;
  • 2 LM – 315kgs – €920;
  • 9 AU – 300kgs – €580.

Bullocks – 600kgs – €2.00-€3.55/kg or €1,300-€2,620/head:

  • LM – 880kgs – €2,620;
  • 2 FR – 695kgs – €1,960;
  • 2 AA – 680kgs- €2,000;
  • 4 HE – 640kgs – €1,800;
  • 2 CH – 620kgs – €2,200;
  • 10 FR – 615kgs – €1,650.

500-600kgs – €2.02-€3.59/kg or €1,150-€2,120/head:

  • 3 BA – 595kgs – €2,120;
  • 8 CH – 585kgs – €2,100;
  • 2 HE – 580ks – €1,660;
  • 2 FR – 575kgs – €1,600;
  • 2 continentals – 565kgs – €1,780;
  • 5 FR – 545kgs – €1,380.

400-500kgs – €1.95-€3.19/kg or €860-€1,480/head:

  • 2 HE – 495kgs – €1,460;
  • LM – 490kgs – €1,480;
  • 2 FR – 480kgs – €1,180;
  • 2 HE – 460kgs – 41,180;
  • 5 AA – 450kgs – €1,200;
  • 6 LM – 434kgs – €1,360.

<400kgs – €1.80-€3.55/kg or €460-€1,340/head:

  • 6 LM – 390kgs – €1,170;
  • 2 AA – 385kgs – €1,030;
  • 3 LM – 375kgs – €1,240;
  • 3 SI – 365kgs – €1,080;
  • 3 AU – 340kgs – €1,170;
  • 2 AU – 295kgs – €940.

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.

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