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‘Excellent’ trade for sheep at Kilkenny

A smaller sale met with an excellent trade at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, March 2nd, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer noted that butcher lambs gained up to €144, while factory and store lambs reached €125. 

Butcher’s lambs:

  • X10 56kg – €144;
  • X25 54kg – €139;
  • X12 52kg – €142;
  • X10 50kg – €138.

Factory lambs:

  • X10 48kg – €125;
  • X10 46kg – €118;
  • X12 44kg – €115;
  • X8 43kg – €103.

Store lambs:

  • X10 38kg – €107;
  • X8 37kg – €100;
  • X12 36kg – €97;
  • X8 35kg – €88.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €70-€145/head.

Dairy 

  • Freshly-calved Friesian heifers peaked at €1640;
  • In-calf Friesians up to €1330/head; 
  • Freshly-calved Friesian heifers – €1300-€1640/head;
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows – €1250-€1560/head; 
  • In-calf Friesian heifers – €850-€1200/head;
  • In-calf Friesian cows – €950-€1330/head.
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