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‘The ploy by factories to pull prices last week did not materialise’

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 26-08-2021

According to George Candler, over 650 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “sharper trade all round” for a smaller sale of cattle with more customers, ringside and online.

“The ploy by factories to pull prices last week did not materialise due mainly to the fact that numbers are far from plentiful.”

Kilkenny Mart 26-08-2021:

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.80-€2.55/kg or €1,3450-€1,960/head:
  • HE – 910kg – €1,960;
  • 2 CH – 675kg – €1,590;
  • AA – 665kg – €1,520;
  • PI – 640kg – €1,550;
  • CH – 605kg – €1,450;
  • SI – 600kgs – €1,470.
500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.75/kg or €950-€1,520/head:
  • 2 CH – 595kg – €1,470;
  • FR – 560kg – €1,060;
  • 2 LM – 585kg – €1,520;
  • 5 AA – 500kg – €1090;
  • CH – 505kg – €1,350;
  • 2 AA – 525kg – €1,220.
400-500kgs:
  • LM – 485kg – €1,300;
  • 7 FR – 470kg – €940;
  • 3 BA – 465kg – €1,300;
  • 5 HE – 450kg – €1,040;
  • 4 LM – 445kg – €1,250;
  • 5 CH – 415kg – €1,110.
<400kgs – €1.60-€2.80/kg or €560-€1,090/head:
  • 2 LM – 395kg – €1,090;
  • 5 HE – 385kg – €900;
  • 4 LM – 380kg – €1,060;
  • 3 AA – 350kg – €720;
  • 3 FR – 330kg – €610;
  • CH – 320kg – €820.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.20-€1.95/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.60-€2.20/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.00-€2.46/kg or €1,040-€1,960/head:
  • HE – 910kg – €1,960;
  • 2 CH – 675kg – €1,590;
  • AA – 665kg – €1,520;
  • PI – 640kg – €1,550;
  • 4 CH – 605kg – €1,450;
  • 2 CH – 580kg – €1,250.
Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.80/kg or €860-€1,570/head;
  • 4 SI – 565kg – €1,240;
  • LM – 560kg – €1,570;
  • 2 LM – 530kg – €1,410;
  • CH – 525kg – €1,250;
  • 9 AA – 485kg – €1,060;
  • 2 HE – 460kg – €970.
Light store heifers – €1.60-€2.80/kg or €500-€1,040/head:
  • 11 AA – 365kg – €740;
  • CH – 380kg – €1,000;
  • SI – 360kg – €880;
  • 2 AA – 355kg – €760;
  • 2 LM – 330kg – €800;
  • HE – 310kg – €640.

Last week’s sale:

According to George Candler, a smaller entry of some 750 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, August 19th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that “plain animals with dairy influence were more difficult to sell”.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “A smaller sale of cattle compared to last week with trade reduced for plain-type animals.”

“The bullocks and heifers on offer were not as good, quality-wise, compared to last week,” Candler added.

Read the mart report in full.

Kilkenny Mart information:
  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: Info@kilkennymart.ie or phone: 056-7721407 or see the mart’s website.
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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