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High clearance rates ‘an indication of excellent’ cattle trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 17-11-2022

According to George Candler, a smaller entry of just over 850 lots crossed the scales at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, November 17th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported some 210 cull cows met with a 98% clearance rate, while all heifers found new homes and 98% of bullocks changed hands.

He commented that the high clearance rates are “an indication of the excellent trade that prevailed at Thursday’s cattle sale”.

He reported that bullocks made up to €1,750/head, while heifers peaked at €1,810/head and cull cows topped out at €2.60/kg.

Kilkenny Mart 17-11-2022

Cull cows:

  • Second-rate cows – €0.60-€1.20/kg;
  • First-rate cows – €1.30-€2.20/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.60/kg

Bullocks 600kgs – €2.10-€2.85/kg or €1,350-€1,750/head:

  • 2 FR – 640kgs – €1,490;
  • 2 continentals – 630kgs – €1,680;
  • 2 CH – 620kgs – €1,630;
  • 2 HE – 610kgs – €1,490;
  • 3 CH – 605kgs – €1,690;
  • 4 continentals – 600kgs – €1,700.

500-600kgs – €1.90-€3.16/kg or €960-€1,750/head:

  • 4 CH – 595kgs – €1,750;
  • 7 HE – 585kgs – €1,300;
  • 2 CH – 580kgs – €1,690;
  • 5 FR – 545kgs – €1,160;
  • 2 LM – 510kgs – €1,580;
  • 4 HE – 505kgs – €1,240.

400-500kgs – €1.70-€3.23/kg or €680-€1,470/head:

  • 4 AU – 495kgs – €1,390;
  • 4 FR – 470kgs – €1,060;
  • 8 AA – 460kgs – €1,200;
  • 4 LM – 455kgs – €1,470;
  • 3 FR – 420kgs – €750;
  • 2 HE – 410kgs – €1,080.

<400kgs – €1.60-€2.85/kg or €650-€1,090/head:

  • 2 LM – 395kgs – €1,010;
  • 2 CH – 385kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 AA – 380kgs – €810;
  • 2 HE – 365kgs – €830;
  • 2 CH – 310kgs – €880;
  • 7 LM – 275kgs – €700.

Beef heifers – €2.10-€2.80/kg or €1,350-€1,810/head:

  • LM – 660kgs – €1,810;
  • 2 AA – 640kgs – €1,480;
  • 3 HE – 635kgs – €1,660;
  • 2 HE – 625kgs – €1,480;
  • 4 LM – 605kgs – €1,690;
  • 3 HE – 595kgs – €1,570.

Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.75/kg or €1,080-€1,450/head:

  • 2 AA – 575kgs – €1,430;
  • 2 HE – 560kgs – €1,400;
  • 2 BB – 540kgs – €1,450;
  • 2 HE – 490kgs – €1,160;
  • 5 AA – 480kgs – €1,150;
  • SA – 450kgs – €1,240.

Light store heifers – €1.80-€2.81/kg or €650-€970/head:

  • 2 HE – 390kgs – €860;
  • 3 LM – 375kgs – €840;
  • 9 LM – 350kgs – €780;
  • 7 LM – 340kgs – €760;
  • PI – 345kgs – €970;
  • 5 LM – 275kgs – €610.

Kilkenny Mart information:

  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: [email protected]kennymart.ieor 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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