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Beef animals ‘in shorter supply but in demand’ at Kilkenny

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Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 22-07-2021

According to George Candler, some 800 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a smaller entry of cattle met with an “excellent trade”. A full clearance was reported for both cull cows and heifers, while 99% of bullocks found new homes.

“Cull cows made up to €2.42/kg for continental with a top call of €2,060 for an 880 kilo Limousin.”

“3 Charolais bullocks weighing 785 kilo made €2,090 with heifers peaking at €1,750 for a Charolais weighing 740 kilo. Beef animals were in shorter supply but in demand.”

Kilkenny Mart 22-07-2021

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.90-€2.66/kg or €1,250-€2,090/head:
  • 3 CH 785kg – €2,090;
  • 4 CH – 730kg – €1,870;
  • 5 AA – 715kg – €1,700;
  • 10 FR – 685kg – €1,460;
  • 4 AA – 630kg – €1,490;
  • 2 FR – 620kg – €1,340.
500-600kgs – €2.02-€2.82/kg or €1,090-€1,540/head:
  • 7 HE – 590kg – €1,310;
  • 3 HE – 580kg – €1,380;
  • 3 LM – 575kg – €,450;
  • 1 BA – 565kg – €1,540;
  • 2 FR – 560kg – €1,130;
  • 1 LM – 535kg – €1,510.
400-500kgs – €1.70-€2.96/kg or €680-€1,360/head:
  • 5 HE – 480kg – €1,130;
  • 2 LM – 460kg – €1,360;
  • 5 CH – 465kg – €1,360;
  • 7 CH – 445kg – €1,200;
  • 8 FR – 415kg – €790;
  • 4 AA – 400kg – €930.
<400kgs – €1.70-€2.95kg or €620-€1,100/head:
  • 6 AA – 390kg – €930;
  • 3 LM – 380kg – €1,100;
  • 4 LM – 365kg – €1,040;
  • 2 HE – 335kg – €710;
  • 1 CH – 400kgs – €650.
Beef heifers – €2.20-€2.66/kg or €1,280-€1,750/head:
  • 1 CH – 740kg – €1,750;
  • 2 LM – 695kg – €1,740;
  • 1 LM – 650kg – €1,690;
  • 2 CH – 580kg – €1,540;
  • 1 AA – 610kg – €1,480.
Forward store heifers – €2.10-€2.89/kg or €780-€1,590/head:
  • 2 HE – 565kg – €1,290;
  • 1 BA – 550kg – €1,590;
  • 3 CH – 510kg – €1,200;
  • 1 SI – 505kg – €1,300;
  • 2 BA – 480kg – €1,340;
  • 2 LM – 470kg – €1,160.
Light store heifers – €1.80-€2.90/kg or €500-€1,160/head:
  • 4 BAX – 395kg – €1,160;
  • 2 Continentals – 355kgs – €760;
  • 5 AA – 335kg – €760;
  • 2 LM – 325kg – €900;
  • 4 LM – 380kg – €1,090.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.10-€1.90/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.42/kg.

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 15-07-2021

According to George Candler, sales exceeded the €1 million barrier for the third consecutive week at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 15th, 2021.

He reported that a slightly smaller entry, comprising some 1,040 lots, went under the hammer.

“Beef and forward store bullocks and heifers still met an excellent trade. The good sales ring prices are attracting more sellers who would normally go directly to the factory.”

“The fact they know exactly what price they have secured is beneficial and are not at the mercy of deduction, e.g., non-QA, overage.”

“Trade continues strong for quality beef and store bullock and heifers, but lighter, Hereford heifers and plainer Friesian bullocks are more difficult to sell.”

Read a report from last week’s sale.

Upcoming sales:
  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am with 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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