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Store heifers see ‘biggest’ increases of €20-€40/hd at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 27-01-2022

According to George Candler, just under 800 lots passed through the rings at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, January 27th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that the sale attracted over 220 cull cows, which “exceeded last week’s excellent prices”.

He added that a slightly smaller entry of bullocks turned out for sale, with a “buoyant” trade prevailing in this ring.

Candler added that heifers, especially lighter store-types, recorded the “biggest” increases of €20-€40/head on last week’s returns.

Speaking following the sale, he said:

“All a lot of locals around Kilkenny went racing to Gowran Park, but there was as much excitement in both sales rings where the trade still continued to race away in the right direction.”

“The strength of the cull cow trade can be gauged by the fact that Friesian cull cows did not drop below €1.20/kg and quality continentals ranged from €2.25 to €2.45/kg,” he added.

Kilkenny Mart 27-01-2022

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €2.00-€2.73/kg or €1,250-€2,010/head:
  • LM – 745kgs – €1,950;
  • AA – 740kgs – €2,010;
  • LM – 630kgs – €1,580;
  • 3 CH – 625kgs – €1,710;
  • 5 BB – 605kgs – €1,550;
  • 7 FR – 600kgs – €1,310.
500-600kgs – €2.05-€2.79/kg or €1,060-€1,600/head:
  • LM – 595kgs – €1,600;
  • 5 LM – 550kgs – €1,540;
  • 5 FR – 545kgs – €1,300;
  • 4 CH – 530kgs – €1,400;
  • 2 HE – 525kgs – €1,230;
  • 5 LM – 510kgs – €1,230.
400-500kgs – €1.80-€2.90/kg or €780-€1,370/head:
  • 4 AA – 495kgs – €1,190;
  • 2 LM – 480kgs – €1,350;
  • 3 LM – 470kgs – €1,370;
  • 6 AA – 445kgs – €1,040;
  • 3 FR – 440kgs – €890;
  • 2 BB – 410kgs – €1,100.
<400kgs – €1.70-€2.78/kg or €470-€990/head:
  • 3 AU – 395kgs – €990;
  • 4 HE – 370kgs – €990;
  • 5 HE – 360kgs – €880;
  • 8 HE – 285kgs – €760;
  • 4 FR – 200kgs – €420.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.20-€1.90/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.40-€2.45/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.20-€2.70/kg or €1,450-€1,710/head:
  • CH – 645kgs – €1,710;
  • 5 HE – 640kgs – €1,510;
  • SI – 630kgs – €1,680;
  • CH – 615kgs – €1,660;
  • 4 AA – 605kgs – €1,480;
  • LM – 590kgs – €1,590.
Forward store heifers – €2.10-€2.55/kg or €900-€1,400/head:
  • 2 FR – 485kgs – €1,020;
  • 3 AA – 570kgs – €1,400;
  • HE (2) – 470kgs – €1,080;
  • 2 AA – 455kgs – €1,100;
  • HE (2) – 440kgs – €940;
  • 2 AA – 405kgs – €1,030.
Further reading:
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 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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