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Plainer animals ‘more difficult to get away’ at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 24-06-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry comprising over 900 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 24th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that online activity accounted for 30% of all cattle sold.

Candler said: “Trade remained buoyant for all lots – especially beef and forward store-type bullocks and heifers.”

“Some plain type animals – especially Friesian bulls, were more difficult to get away.”

“The sale resulted in a 96% clearance. Cull cows saw a top call of €2050 for a Charolais, which weighed 865 kg, €2.37 per kilo,” Candler added.

Kilkenny Mart 24-06-2021:
Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.70-€2.75/kg or €1,260-€1,910/head:
  • CH – 720kg – €1,910;
  • 2 CH – 665kg – €1,820;
  • 5 continentals – 625kg – €1,700;
  • 6 AA – 620kg – €1,600;
  • 7 HE – 615kg – €1,280;
  • 2 FR – 600kg – €1,260.
500-600kgs – €1.75-€2.85/kg or €920-€1,540/head:
  • 3 AA – 590kg – €1,540;
  • 4 FR – 585kg – €1,290;
  • 2 HE – 570kg – €1,430;
  • 2 AA – 540kg – €1,350;
  • CH – 535kg – €1,530;
  • 2 AA – 500kg – €1,220.
400-500kgs – €1.60-€3.00/kg or €650-€1,430/head:
  • 2 LM – 495kg – €1,430;
  • LM – 470kg – €1,380;
  • 5 FR – 455kg – €910;
  • 10 AA – 435kg – €1,080;
  • 5 CH – 445kg – €1,240;
  • 5 FR – 415kg – €840.
<400kgs – €1.50-€3.01/kg or €410-€1,130/head;
  • 7 FR – 385kg – €890;
  • 3 BB – 375kg – €1,030;
  • 2 LM – 285kg – €690;
  • 5 BB – 355kg – €1,020;
  • 6 AA – 345kg – €790;
  • 2 LM – 330kg – €900.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €0.80-€2.02/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.40-€2.38/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.15-€2.91/kg or €1,250-€1,880/head:
  • 2 HE – 665kg – €1,650;
  • 2 LM – 645kg – €1,880;
  • 5 AA – 545kg – €1,320;
  • 2 SI – 630kg – €1,590;
  • 2 LM – 595kg – €1,660;
  • 2 HE – 555kg – €1,220.
Forward store heifers – €1.90-€2.70/kg or €950-€1,300/head:
  • 2 LM – 510kg – €1,300;
  • CH – 495kg – €1,250;
  • HE – 460kg – €1,060;
  • 2 CH – 470kg – €1,270;
  • 5 LM – 430kg – €1,040;
  • 2 continentals – 410kg – €1,060.
Store heifers – €1.70-€2.90/kg or €650-€980/head:
  • 3 AA – 385kg – €920;
  • AA – 365kg – €850;
  • 3 SA – 340kg – €740;
  • 5 HE – 330kg – €740.

Prices at last week’s cattle sale

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 17-06-2021

According to George Candler, a smaller entry of some 600 cattle, went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 17th, 2021.

He reported that a smaller entry, comprising some 600 lots, met with an “excellent trade”, resulting in a 100% clearance.

“Trade for beef-type and forward store bullocks and heifers could best be described as electric.”

“Another buoyant trade with cattle running out before money. Beef heifers averaged €1,644 per head with forward-store types giving an average of €1,100. Beef bullocks averaged €1,630 with forward-store types in this category averaging €1,340,” he added.

Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am. You can find more here.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

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