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‘Short supply’ of beef bullocks and heifers at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 18-11-2021

According to George Candler, a smaller entry comprising just under 700 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, November 18th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a “good, solid” trade prevailed for quality lots at its general cattle sale.

Speaking following the sale, Candler said:

“Heifers met a sharper trade compared to last week with a 99% clearance. Bullocks also sold well, with a 96% clearance.”

“Beef bullocks and heifers were in short supply as were light continental bullocks and heifers (320-390kgs)”

“The cull cow ring lacked quality of other weeks, with many animals just out of the parlour,” Candler added.

Kilkenny Mart 18-11-2021

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €2.00-€2.50/kg or €1,300-€1,980/head:
  • 2 continentals – 760kgs – €1,830;
  • LM – 830kgs – €1,980;
  • 2 CH – 710kgs – €1,760;
  • LM – 780kgs – €1,920;
  • 2 SI – 640kgs – €1,400;
  • 2 AA – 620kgs – €1,460.
500-600kgs – €1.85-€2.75/kg or €950-€1,460/head:
  • 6 LM – 580kgs – €1,460;
  • 2 FR – 570kgs – €1,180;
  • 3 LM – 560kgs – €1,320;
  • 5 LM – 525kgs – €1,260;
  • 3 CH – 530kgs – €1,440;
  • 4 HE – 510kgs – €1,070.
400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.75/kg or €730-€1,330/head:
  • 2 CH – 490kgs – €1,330;
  • 5 LM – 475kgs – €1,190;
  • 4 AA – 465kgs – €990;
  • 5 CH – 450kgs – €1,180;
  • 7 FR – 445kgs – €840;
  • 3 CH – 405kgs – €990.
<400kgs – €1.65-€3.05/kg or €400-€1,050/head:
  • 2 LM – 395kgs – €1,050;
  • 8 AA – 390kgs – €815;
  • 1 CH – 385kgs – €1,000;
  • 2 FR – 380kgs – €710;
  • 2 AA – 350kgs – €790;
  • 1 CH – 325kgs – €990.
Cull cows:
  • Friesian/Jersey entries – €0.70-€1.75/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.40-€2.25/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.00-€2.45/kg or €1,150-€1,680/head:
  • CH – 720kgs – €1,680;
  • LM – 680kgs – €1,640;
  • SI – 660kgs – €1,400;
  • HE – 610kgs – €1,350;
  • SH – 590kgs – €1,330;
  • 2 LM – 580kgs – €1,390.
Forward store heifers – €1.90-€2.50/kg or €870-€1,250/head:
  • LM – 545kgs – €1,170;
  • 2 continentals – 500kgs – €1,250;
  • 6 CH – 495kgs – €1,130;
  • 2 AA – 480kgs – €1,090;
  • 4 HE – 470kgs – €950;
  • 2 LM – 465kgs – €1,150.
Light, store heifers – €1.80-€2.65/kg or €580-€900/head:
  • 2 LM – 390kgs – €900;
  • 1 HE – 380kgs – €720;
  • PI – 370kgs – €750;
  • 2 LM – 365kgs – €770;
  • 2 AA – 340kgs – €720;
  • 4 LM – 330kgs – €870.
Last week’s prices

George Candler said a smaller entry of just over 800 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, November 11th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a “sharper” trade prevailed for beef bullocks and forward-stores, especially continentals.

“A yard of some excellent bullocks and heifers met a vibrant trade with quality continentals in demand.”

“Quality Friesian bulls made up to €2.12/kg. Heifers peaked at €1,690 for a 700kg Limousin. Cull cows met a good firm trade, especially for quality lots.”

Further reading:

Read a report from 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.

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