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Kilkenny Mart finishes year’s trading on ‘a high note’

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 16-12-2021

Kilkenny Mart finished 2021 on a “high” note with an “excellent” trade at its final cattle sale of the year on Thursday, December 16th, 2021.

That is according to livestock auctioneer, George Candler, who reported that some 750 entries, including over 200 cull cows, passed through the rings.

Speaking following the sale, he said:

“A good yard of cattle met with an excellent trade, which led to a 99% clearance. Beef bullocks peaked at €2,010 for a 775kg animal.”

“Cull cows saw a top call of €2,150 for 900kgs. Our next cattle sale will take place on Thursday, January 6th, 2021.”

Kilkenny Mart 16-12-2021:

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.80-€2.60/kg or €970-€2,010/head:
  • LM – 775kgs – €2,010;
  • 2 LM – 760kgs – €1,910;
  • FR – 715kgs – €1,560;
  • 4 continentals – 695kgs – €1,770;
  • 2 HE – 645kgs – €1,500;
  • 1 BB – 600kgs – €1,540.
500-600kgs – €1.75-€2.62/kg or €930-€1,560/head:
  • 2 CH – 595kgs – €1,560;
  • HE – 575kgs – €1,320;
  • 6 FR – 565kgs – €1,120;
  • LM – 525kgs – €1,360;
  • 6 HE – 515kgs – €1,070;
  • 2 FR – 510kgs – €970.
400-500kgs – €1.80-€1.76/kg or €820-€1,350/head:
  • CH – 490kgs – €1,350;
  • 2 AA – 485kgs – €1,180;
  • 8 FR – 480kgs – €930;
  • 2 CH – 440kgs – €1,150;
  • 2 BB – 420kgs – €1,100;
  • 6 SA – 400kgs – €1,060.
Beef heifers – €2.10-€2.43/kg or €1,060-€1,490/head:
  • CH – 645kgs – €1,490;
  • HE – 635kgs – €1,360;
  • CH – 605kgs – €1,470;
  • AA – 585kgs – €1,400;
  • CH – 570kgs – €1,350;
  • 4 HE – 510kgs – €1,100.
Forward stores – €190-€2.57/kg or €880-€1,170/head:
  • 6 AA – 500kgs – €1,170;
  • LM – 480kgs – €1,150;
  • 6 AA – 475kgs – €1,080;
  • 3 HE – 440kgs – €970;
  • SI – 435kgs – €1,120;
  • 3 HE – 440kgs – €970.
Light store heifers – €1.70-€2.51/kg or €480-€990/head:
  • 2 LM – 395kgs – €990;
  • 3 AA – 390kgs – €870;
  • LM – 350kgs – €810;
  • 6 LM – 335kgs – €710;
  • 3 CH – 310kgs – €745;
  • 6 AA – 235kgs – €510.
Cull cows:
  • First-rate Friesians – €1.40-€2.00/kg;
  • Second-rate Friesians – €0.78-€1.30/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.50-€2.55/kg. Top price: €2,150 for 900kg entry.

Further reading:

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 stories, photos and videos, contact us by emailing – info@thatsfarming.com

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