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‘Strong’ demand for factory-fit cattle with prices to €2,380 at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 18-08-2022

According to George Candler, some 700 lots passed through the rings at Kilkenny Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, August 18th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade was similar to the previous week, with a “good, strong” demand, especially for factory-fit cattle.

Kilkenny Mart 18-08-2022

Cull cows:

  • First-rate Friesian cows – €1.49-€2.46/kg;
  • Second-rate Friesian cows – €0.91-€1.49/kg;
  • Continentals – €2.08-€2.89/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.30-€2.77/kg or €1,550-€1,830/head:

  • CHX – 575kgs – €1,640;
  • CHX – 595kgs – €1,640;
  • CHX – 590kgs – €1,630;
  • CH – 660kgs – €1,830;
  • HEX – 665kgs – €1,660;
  • LMX – 640kgs – €1,620.

Forward store heifers – €2.06-€2.82/kg or €1,190-€1,310/head:

  • HEX – 520kgs – €1,230;
  • BBX – 505kgs – €1,210;
  • FR – 525kgs – €1,080;
  • CHX – 465kgs – €1,310;
  • HEX – 495kgs – €1,260;
  • 4 AAX – 495kgs – €1,260.

Light store heifers – €2.05-€2.77/kg or €570-€1,080/head:

  • 2 LMX – 390kgs – €1,080;
  • 4 CHX – 393kgs – €990;
  • AAX – 375kgs – €900;
  • 2 SIX – 358kgs – €890;
  • CHX – 325kgs – €850;
  • 5 HEX – 366kgs – €570.

Bullocks: 600kgs+ – €1.90-€3.17/kg or €1,310-€2,380/head:

  • 2 LMX – 780kgs – €2,380;
  • BBX – 685kgs – €2,170;
  • LMX – 695kgs – €2,100;
  • CHX – 720kgs – €2,000;
  • 2 LMX – 755kgs – €2,290;
  • LMX – 625kgs – €1,880.

500-600kgs – €1.81-€3.11/kg or €920-€1,760/head:

  • 2 LMX – 583kgs – €1,760;
  • CHX – 580kgs – €1,720;
  • 2 LMX – 543kgs – €1,690;
  • SIX – 575kgs – €1,580;
  • AAX – 535kgs – €1,285;
  • 5 FR – 533kgs – €1,180.

400-500kgs – €1.50-€3.06/kg or €600-€1,410/head:

  • 7 LMX – 463kgs – €1,400;
  • 2 CHX – 485kgs – €1,390;
  • 2 LM – 450kgs – €1,370;
  • 3 SIX – 458kgs – €1,300;
  • 3 AAX – 497kgs – €1,280;
  • 2 FR – 460kgs – €990.

Sheep prices

According to George Candler, a smaller entry went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, August 15th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that store lambs peaked at €121, while fat types topped out at €155 and cull ewes fetched €180.

Read more on this mart report.

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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