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Cull ewe prices back, but lambs up at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 30-08-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry comprising some 800 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, August 30th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a larger entry of sheep met with an improved trade for “all lambs”, which resulted in a full clearance.

“Cull ewe prices were reduced compared to last week, but all were sold. Breeding hoggets peaked at €230/head. Dairy animals met a solid rather than spectacular trade.”

Kilkenny Mart 30-08-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.70-€2.84/kg or €130-€152/head:
  • 10 51kgs – €140;
  • 11 54kgs – €152;
  • 10 50kgs – €139;
  • 12 53kgs – €150;
  • 10 52kgs – €145;
  • 19 49kgs – €139;
  • 10 50kgs – €139.
Factory lambs – €2.70-€2.91/kg or €110-€137/head:
  • 11 47kgs – €137;
  • 13 46kgs – €126;
  • 12 45kgs – €131;
  • 10 44kgs – €122;
  • 8 43kgs – €115;
  • 10 40kgs – €114.
Store lambs – €2.60-€3.31/kg or €78-€112/head:
  • 13 39kgs – €112;
  • 17 37kgs – €107;
  • 11 36kgs – €100;
  • 17 35kgs – €112;
  • 10 30kgs – €82;
  • 12 26kgs – €86.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €54-€168/head.
Dairy stock:
  • January-2021 and February-2021 born Friesian maiden heifers – €460-€700/head;
  • Spring-calving Friesian heifers – €1,000-€1,260/head;
  • Freshly calved Friesian cows and heifers – €900-€1,410/head.
Last week’s prices:

According to George Candler, some 750 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, August 23rd. 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that there was a small number of butcher and factory-type lambs on offer.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “More store lambs on offer than usual.”

“A sharper trade for all lambs. Cull ewes were a shade easier, but still peaked at €189/head for 100kgs.”

“Another good-sized sale of sheep with all types of lambs in demand with the butcher and factory lambs increasing in price from last week’s returns.”

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“Breeding ewe customers scarcer with a top call in this sector of €230.”

Read this 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 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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