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Spring lambs to €172/head at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 21-03-2022

According to George Candler, some 350 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, March 21st, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “very lively” sale for all entries, with a “sharper trade all-round” compared to the previous week.

He noted that there was “plenty of interest” from wholesale and factory buyers at this week’s sale.

Kilkenny Mart 21-03-2022:

Butcher lambs – €3.10-€3.33/kg or €155-€181/head:

  • 13 57kgs – €180;
  • 10 56kgs – €181;
  • 8 55kgs – €175;
  • 14 54kgs – €180;
  • 10 51kgs – €158;
  • 23 50kgs – €158.

Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.57/kg or €135-€172/head:

  • 10 spring lambs – 49kgs – €172;
  • 5 45kgs – €164;
  • 8 45kgs – €140;
  • 8 44kgs – €152;
  • 10 43kgs – €139;
  • 8 42kgs – €137.

Store lambs – €3.50-€3.76/kg or €120-€140/head:

  • 15 49kgs – €140;
  • 15 38kgs – €137;
  • 15 37kgs – €139.
Dairy cattle

Meanwhile, Candler reported that the dairy sale saw “a bit more of a sluggish trade” due to the large numbers on offer (over 110 head). He also pointed out that buyers appeared to be more selective.

He added that freshly-calved Friesian heifers pushed from €1,200-€1,800/head, while freshly calved Friesian cows made from €1,000 to €2,020/head.

Last week’s sheep sale

According to George Candler, some 300 lots passed through the ring at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, March 14th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all sheep met with a “lively” trade with lambs/hoggets to €166/head and cull ewes to €200.

He explained that this led to a full clearance.

  • Butcher lambs – €2.75-€3.28/kg or €158-€166/head;
  • Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.70/kg or €140-159/head;
  • Cast ewes – €60-€200/head.
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.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

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