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Cull cows a ‘harder sell’ but heifers a ‘sharper’ trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 20-10-2022

According to George Candler, a larger entry comprising some 1,450 lots crossed the scales at Kilkenny Mart on Saturday, October 20th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that continentals, in particular, “sold well” at Thursday’s general cattle sale. Heifers met with a “sharper” trade, but cull cows were a “more difficult sell”.

Bullocks topped out at €2,130/head, while heifers soared to €1,680 and cull cows peaked at €2.45/kg.

Kilkenny Mart 20-10-2022

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €0.70-€2.00/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.35-€2.45/kg.

Bullocks 600kgs – €1.80-€3.10/kg or €1,140-€2,130/head:

  • 2 FR – 760kgs – €1,600;
  • BA – 720kgs – €2,130;
  • 2 AA – 660kgs – €1,620;
  • 2 LM – 655kgs – €1,840;
  • 7 CH – 615kgs – €1,740;
  • 4 AA – 610kgs – €1,400;
  • 3 FR – 550kgs – €1,150;
  • 2 LM – 515kgs – €,420;
  • 7 FR – 500kgs – €940.

400-500kgs – €1.60-€3.20/kg or €600-€1,520/head:

  • 4 HE – 490kgs – €1,200;
  • 6 CH – 485kgs – €1,370;
  • 5 FR – 470kgs – €1,100;
  • 2 LM – 465kgs – €1,320;
  • 2 LM – 450kgs – €1,140;
  • 2 AU – 425kgs – €1,060.

<400kgs – €1.50-€3.55/kg or €400-€1,240/head:

  • 4 FR – 395kgs – €700;
  • 8 LM – 390kgs – €1,110;
  • 3 CH – 380kgs – €1,240;
  • 7 AA – 365kgs – €830;
  • 2 CH – 345kgs – €1,220;
  • 5 CH – 300kgs – €1,090.

Beef heifers – €2.00-€2.80/kg or €1,250-€1,680/head:

  • SI – 690kgs – €1,680;
  • CH – 620kgs – €1,350;
  • 5 AA – 610kgs – €1,580;
  • LM – 600kgs – €1,420;
  • 2 LM – 585kgs – €1,630;
  • 2 AA – 560kgs – €1,460.

Forward store heifers – €2.00-€3.00/kg or €880-€1,480/head:

  • HE (2) – 550kgs – €1,260;
  • AU (2) – 500kgs – €1,160;
  • 3 LM – 495kgs – €1,480;
  • 5 AA – 480kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 AU – 465kgs – €1,100;
  • 6 HE – 460kgs – €920.

Light store heifers – €1.70-€3.05/kg or €580-€1,220/head:

  • PI – 395kgs – €1,220;
  • 3 CH – 385kgs – €1,160;
  • 6 AA – 375kgs – €820;
  • 3 CH – 350kgs – €990;
  • 4 AA – 340kgs – €750;
  • 4 CH – 315kgs – €960.
This week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, some 800 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on 17-10-2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a similar trade to last week prevailed for butcher and factory-type lambs. He noted that store lamb buyers were “not as plentiful as last week”.

Butcher types topped out at €147/head, while factory types soared to €132/head and stores peaked at €116/kg for 42kgs.

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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