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Hoggets to €270 and lambs to €184 in Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 09-05-2022

According to George Candler, some 400 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, May 9th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all sheep met with a “lively” trade with lambs to €184/head and hoggets to €270/head.

Kilkenny Mart 09-05-2022

Butcher lambs – €3.40-€3.91/kg or €150-€184/head:

  • 3 54kgs – €184;
  • 3 49kgs – €176;
  • 5 46kgs – €174;
  • 15 45kgs – €169;
  • 14 43kgs – €168;
  • 20 41kgs – €150.

Hoggets – €2.40-€3.30/kg or €148-€176/head:

  • 15 64kgs – €159;
  • 17 62kgs – €176;
  • 10 53kgs – €165;
  • 20 50kgs – €157;
  • 20 48kgs – €154;
  • 10 46kgs – €152.

Dairy prices:

According to Candler, a small entry of freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers levelled at €1,737/head and reported a full clearance.

Freshly calved Friesian cows and heifers ranged from €1,320-€2,040/head.

Last week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, changing Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale to Tuesday (May 5th, 2022) resulted in a smaller entry.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “good, solid” trade for all sheep at its weekly sale.

He explained that cull ewes sold for up to €193/head while butcher lambs topped out at €171/head.

Candler confirmed that both the sheep and dairy sales saw a 100% clearance rate.

  • Butcher lamb prices up to €171/head;
  • Cast ewe prices: €105-€193/head.
Cattle prices from 05-05-2022
  • Bullocks – 600kgs – €2.13-€3.49/kg or €1,550-€2,420/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €2.31-€3.29/kg or €1,180-€1.960/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.86-€3.11/kg or €790-€1,440/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.70-€3.30/kg or €500-€1,200/head;
  • Friesians – €1.27-€2.35/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.80-€2.90/kg;
  • Beef heifers – €2.40-€3.31/kg or €1,580-€2,320/head;
  • Forward store heifers – €2.30-€3.28/kg or €1,080-€1,920/head;
  • Light store heifers – €1.70-€3.38/kg or €500-€1,200/head.

Read the full report.

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:

See more mart reports.

To share your story, email – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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