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Customers ‘anxious’ to secure stock at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Sale – Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Welcome to this week’s Kilkenny Mart report. Some 500 entries were presented for sale at the mart on Thursday, February 18th, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “much sharper trade” for bullocks and heifers, with customers “anxious” to secure stock.

“A somewhat bigger sale of cattle compared to last week with most lots meeting a sharper trade. There was a 98% clearance for both bullocks and heifers with cull cows producing a 100%.”

“The fact that numbers were small was also a contributing factor towards a positive trade.”

Kilkenny Mart February 18th 
Bullocks: 600kgs+ – €2.00-€2.50/kg or €1,250-€1,960/head:
  • 2 HE – 805kg – €1,670;
  • CH – 890kg – €1,960;
  • 4 CH – 665kg – €1,660;
  • 2 AA – 850kg – €1,940;
  • 4 LM – 625kg – €1,390.
500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.42/kg or €900-€1,390/head:
  • 2 LM – 595kg – €1,360;
  • 5 Continentals – 575kg – €1,390;
  • 2 AA – 565kg – €1,210;
  • 4 FR – 560kg – €1,080;
  • CH – 525kg – €1,190.
400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.44/kg or €500-€1,210/head:
  • 2 HE – 445kg – €970;
  • 5 LM – 495kg – €1,210;
  • 3 AA – 475kg – €1,090;
  • 2 CH – 450kg – €950;
  • 1 LM – 425kg – €1,020.
<400kgs – €1.40-€2.80/kg or €500-€860/head:
  • 2 AA – 375kg – €860;
  • 5 LM – 325kg – €810;
  • 8 continentals – 305kg – €810;
  • 2 LM – 245kg – €690.
Beef heifers – €2.20-€2.44/kg or €1,100-€1,550/head:
  • 2 CH – 640kg – €1,420;
  • CH – 625kg – €1,440;
  • LM – 620kg – €1,280;
  • CH – 575kg – €1,310.
Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.65/kg or €980-€1,390/head:
  • 2 CH – 540kg – €1,390;
  • CH – 490kg – €1,300;
  • 2 AA – 500kg – €1,020;
  • 2 continentals – 515kg – €1,260.
Light store heifers – €1.80-€2.48/kg or €400-€900/head
  • CH – 390kg – €900;
  • 4 AA – 340kg – €730;
  • 5 LM – 330kg – €730;
  • 3 CH – 315kg – €780.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.10-€1.60/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.40-€1.96/kg.
Calf sale this week:

Some 450 entries were offered for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Tuesday, February 16th, according to George Candler, who noted that Friesian bull calves sold from €10/head upwards.

Summary:
  • First-rate Friesian bulls – €60-€175/head;
  • Second-rate Friesian bulls – €10-€50/head;
  • Continental bulls – €140-€450/head;
  • Continental heifers – €120-€420/head;
  • Aberdeen Angus/Hereford bulls – €80-€360/head;
  • Aberdeen Angus/Hereford heifers – €60-€310/head.
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 (online-only due to Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale– Mondays at 10 am with dairy sale at 12 pm
  • Calf sale– Tuesdays at 11 am.
  • Cattle sale– Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.
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