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Weanlings to €1,450 at Kilkenny’s show and sale

Kilkenny Mart – Weanling Prices – 04-10-2022

According to George Candler, the €3.00/kg price barrier was breached on numerous occasions in the weanling bull and weanling heifer ring at Kilkenny Mart’s show and sale on 04-10-2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that weanling bulls topped out at €1,450, while weanling heifers soared to €1,500 at Tuesday’s sale, which attracted some 500 lots.

He explained that Friesian weanling bulls, Hereford and Angus-types, ranged from €1.65 to €2.45 per kilo.

A special suckler sale saw in calf lots range from €1,200 to €1,700 cows with calves at foot changing hands from €1300 to €2460 per unit.

Kilkenny Mart weanling prices 

Bulls 400kgs+ – €2.20-€3.30/kg or €920-€1,450/head:

  • LM – 485kgs – €1,450;
  • 4 CH – 445kgs – €1,370;
  • 3 SI – 440kgs – €1,220.
  • CH – 400kgs – €1,320.

300-400kgs bulls – €2.00-€3.58/kg or €700-€1,250/head:

  • CH – 395kgs – €1,250;
  • 4 CH – 360kgs – €1,180;
  • 2 LM – 345kgs – €1,230;
  • 2 BB – 310kgs – €1,110.

Bulls <300kgs – €2.40-€3.76/kg or €600-€1,090/head:

  • 3 LM – 295kgs – €900;
  • BB – 290kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 CH – 275kgs – €710;
  • 2 LM – 255kgs – €810.

Heifers – 400kgs+ – €2.40-€3.30/kg or €1,050-€1,500/head:

  • 2 CH – 470kgs – €1,500;
  • 2 LM – 465kgs – €1,250;
  • CH – 415kgs – €1,370;
  • 2 LM – 410kgs – €1,350.

300-400kg heifers – €2.20-€3.32/kg or €750-€1,150/head:

  • BB – 370kgs – €1,120;
  • CH – 360kgs – €1,150;
  • 2 continentals – 310kgs – €1,030;
  • 2 LM – 300kgs – €880.

Heifers <300kgs – €2.00-€3.21/kg or €550-€920/head:

  • 2 LM – 285kgs – €920;
  • 2 CH – 280kgs – €900;
  • 2 continentals – 270kgs – €820;
  • 4 LM – 220kgs – €640.
This week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, some 500 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, 03-10-2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a “similar” trade prevailed to last week, with more customers operating.

As a result, “quality” butcher/factory-type entries met with a “sharper” trade with prices to €147/head for lambs and cast ewes to €160/head.

Read more in this mart report.

Kilkenny Mart information:

  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: [email protected]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.
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