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Prices max out at €2,620 in ‘excellent’ trade in Kilkenny – Candler

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 20-04-2023

According to George Candler, a larger yard of cattle – some 1,450 lots – came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, April 20th, 2023.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that top-quality continental bullocks and heifers met with an “excellent” trade with prices from €2.60/kg to €3.70/kg.

Candler commented: “Quality in both the bullock and heifer rings was not as good. The previous week’s turnover was just shy of €1.6 million.”

“At Thursday’s sale, a bigger entry of cull cows met with an excellent trade with quality lots in short supply in this ring,” Candler commented.

Kilkenny Mart 20-04-2023

Cull cow prices:

  • FR – €1.03-€2.60/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.60-€3.29/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.40-€3.06/kg or €1,500-€2,190/head:

  • AU – 765kgs – €2,190;
  • 2 AA – 720kgs – €1,960;
  • 2 CH – 660kgs – €1,950;
  • 2 CH – 650kgs – €2,040;
  • 2 LM – 615kgs – €1,880;
  • 2 AA – 610kgs – €1,800.

Forward store heifers – €2.20-€3.20/kg or €980-€1,580/head:

  • 5 LM – 495kgs – €1,580;
  • 3 AA – 480kgs – €1,490;
  • 2 FR – 470kgs – €1,150;
  • 2 HE – 440kgs – €1,240;
  • 5 AA – 435kgs – €1,170;
  • 2 CH – 405kgs – €1,220.

Light store heifers – €2.00/kg-€3.53/kg or €580-€1,290:

  • CH – 385kgs – €1,280;
  • 2 CH – 365kgs – €1,290;
  • 4 LM – 330kgs – €1,120;
  • 7 AA – 325kgs – €900;
  • 7 LM – 315kgs – €960;
  • 7 AA – 290kgs – €750.

Bullocks – €2.25-€3.45/kg or €1,510-€2,620/head:

  • 2 CH – 805kgs – €2,620;
  • 2 BB – 755kgs – €2,410;
  • 2 LM – 655kgs – €2,010;
  • 7 FR – 645kgs – €1,570;
  • 2 CH – 635kgs – €1,750;
  • 3 AA – 625kgs – €1,870.

500-600kgs – €2.20-€3.55/kg or €1,160-€1,960/head:

  • 3 LM – 595kgs – €1,920;
  • 4 FR – 580kgs – €1,450;
  • 4 LM – 575kgs – €1,610;
  • LM – 565kgs – €1,960;
  • 2 AA – 550kgs – €1,460;
  • 2 SI – 515kgs – €1,440.

400- 500kgs – €1.70-€3.55/kg or €700-€1,700/head:

  • 2 CH – 495kgs – €1,700;
  • 5 HE – 455kgs – €1,180;
  • 6 FR – 450kgs – €1,080;
  • 6 AA – 420kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 SI – 415 kgs – €1,250;
  • 2 CH – 410kgs – €1,100.
<400kgs – €1.60-€3.70/kg or €440-€1,380/head:
  • 3 CH – 385kgs – €1,380;
  • 5 LM – 370kgs – €1,180;
  • 15 FR – 365kgs – €870;
  • 5 AA – 360kgs – €1,010;
  • 6 AA – 305kgs – €920;
  • 3 CH – 240kgs – €700.

Sheep prices

Read a report from the mart’s sheep sale earlier this week, where, according to Candler, “spring lambs did not match up to our magnificent trade of two weeks ago,”.

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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