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Spring lambs back €5-€8/head at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 12-04-2021

According to livestock auctioneer, George Candler, some 500 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, April 12th, 2021.

He reported that hoggets sold “well”, while the lamb trade prover easier.

“A bigger sale of sheep compared to last week with trade easier by €5 to €8 for spring lambs with a top call of €188 for 49 kilos. Heavy hoggets of 61 kilos to €190. Cull ewes peaked at €180.”

Kilkenny Mart sheep 12-04-2021

Spring lambs – €3.30-€3.60/kg or €135-€182/head:

  • 10 52kg – €182;
  • 12 46kgs – €160;
  • 15 45kgs – €162;
  • 15 44kgs – €156;
  • 16 42kgs – €140;
  • 10 41kgs – €138.

Butcher hoggets – €3.00-3.32/kg or €128-€181/head:

  • 8 58kgs – €170;
  • 14 55kgs – €181;
  • 14 53kgs – €176;
  • 10 51kgs – €167;
  • 17 50kgs – €160;
  • 8 49kgs – €148.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €50-€180/head;
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,350-€1,800/head;
  • Friesian maiden heifers, averaging 265kgs, sold to €745/head.
Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 08-04-2021

Just under 1,200 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, April 8th, 2021, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all cattle met a “good selling” trade with heavier types showing an improvement compared to the previous week.

“A slight easing for the lighter types but forward stores and beef types sold very well. Bullocks peaked at €1,880 with beef heifers to a top call of €1,510. A cull cow weighing 890kgs made €1,920.”

Kilkenny Mart 08-04-2021

  • Beef bullocks – €2.00-€2.50/kg or €1,180-€1,880/head:
  • 500-600kgs (bullocks) – €1.90-€2.55/kg or €1,050-€1,510/head:
  • 400-500kgs (bullocks) – €1.70-€2.47/kg or €700-€1,200/head:
  • <400kgs (bullocks) – €1.70-€2.65/kg or €490-€1,010/head:
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.17-€1.81/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.40-€2.16/kg;
  • Beef-type heifers – €2.00-€2.40/kg or €1,100-€1,510/head:
  • Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.45/kg or €820-€1,190/head;
  • Store heifers – €1.90-€2.73/kg or €480-€1,000/head.
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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You can see more livestock mart reports here.

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