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Kilkenny Mart: ‘Over 20 lots broke the €2,000 barrier’ – Candler

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 28-04-2022

According to George Candler, some 1,100 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, April 28th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that an increased number of beef and forward store bullocks.

Speaking following the sale, Candler said:

“Another good yard of cattle with forward stores selling very well. The fact that over 20 lots broke the €2,000 barrier speaks for itself.”

“The slight increase in grass growth is helping the lighter store trade Cull cows recorded a 100% clearance with no Friesian cow selling less than €1.38/kg. Meanwhile, continental cows sold to €2.75/kg,” Candler added.

Kilkenny Mart 28-04-2022:

Bullocks: 600kgs+ – €2.40-€3.30/kg or €1,520-€2,490/head:

  • 2 continentals – 620kgs – €2,010;
  • 3 LM – 820kgs – €2,490;
  • 4 CH – 700kgs – €2,100;
  • 3 CH – 670kgs – €2,160;
  • 2 FR – 615kgs – €1,600;
  • 2 HE – 605kgs – €1,720.

500-600kgs – €2.04-€3.27/kg or €1,020-€1,930/head:

  • LM – 590kgs – €1,930;
  • 3 FR – 585kgs – €1,540;
  • 2 CH – 580kgs – €1,770;
  • 5 LM – 565kgs – €1,800;
  • 3 HE – 540kgs – €1,440;
  • 5 AA – 510kgs – €1,350.

400-500kgs – €1.90-€3.17/kg or €810-€1,440/head:

  • LM – 490kgs – €1,440l
  • 5 CH – 480kgs – €1,350;
  • 4 AA – 475kgs – €1,280;
  • 4 HE – 430kgs – €1,150;
  • 7 FR – 420kgs – €810.

<400kgs – €1.70-€3.22/kg or €400-€1,170/head:

  • 5 AA – 395kgs – €950;
  • 2 LM – 390kgs – €1,170;
  • 7 FR – 370kgs – €760;
  • 3 CH – 360kgs – €1,030;
  • 7 LM – 355kgs – €1,060;
  • 5 HE – 310kgs – €860.

Cull cow prices:

  • Friesians – €1.38-€2.25/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.60-€2.75/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.43-€3.02/kg or €1,300-€1,790/head:

  • 2 LM – 615kgs – €1,680;
  • 2 CH – 610kgs – €1,790;
  • CH – 580kgs – €1,750;
  • 2 LM – 560kgs – €1,520;
  • 2 CH – 520kgs – €1,410.

Forward store heifers – €2.15-€3.1/kg or €880-€1,490/head:

  • LM – 480kgs – €1,490;
  • HE – 475kgs – €1,200;
  • 2 AA – 470kgs – €1,030;
  • 4 CH – 460kgs – €1,430;
  • 2 AA – 455kgs – €1,210;
  • 6 HE – 400kgs – €960.

Light store heifers – €1.80-€3.21/kg or €580-€1,220/head:

  • 2 LM – 390kgs – €1,120;
  • 3 CH – 380kgs – €1,220;
  • 5 AA – 350kgs – €880;
  • 4 FR – 345kgs – €870;
  • 3 CH – 325kgs – €1,000;
  • 6 HE – 315kgs – €680.

Last week’s cattle prices

Read a report with last week’s sale

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.

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