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Kilkenny: ‘For the first time in weeks, the trade appears to be settling’ – Candler

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 10-08-2023

According to George Candler, a small entry of some 550 lots crossed the scales at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, August 10th, 2023.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that “there was a smaller sale of cattle compared to last week, with a sharper trade for cull cows and quality lots”.

“Some beef types met a sharper trade which was helped by smaller numbers. For the first time in weeks, the trade appears to be settling,”

“Perhaps the reduction in beef quotes, which was happening on a weekly basis, may be slowing but restoration of confidence in this sector is badly needed,” he added.

Kilkenny Mart on 10-08-2023

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.15-€2.30/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.77/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.30-€3.02/kg or €1,250-€1,650/head – average price of €1,380/head:

  • 2 CH – 600kgs – €1,650;
  • 3 CH – 555kgs – €1,500;
  • HE – 530kgs – €1,250;
  • 2 CH – 525kgs – €1,290;
  • AU – 500kgs – €1,510.

Forward store heifers – €2.30-€3.40/kg or €1,080-€1,360/head – average price of €1,200/head:

  • HE – 475kgs – €1,110;
  • 5 AA – 460kgs – €1,130;
  • 2 LM – 450kgs – €1,310;
  • 5 CH – 440kgs – €1,300;
  • 2 CH – 430KGS – €1,050.

Light store heifers – €1.80-€2.80/kg or €580-€910/head – average price of €765/head:

  • 6 SI – 365kgs – €890;
  • 8 AA – 355kgs – €750;
  • 2 CH – 350kgs – €910;
  • 4 BB – 325kgs – €750;
  • LM – 310kgs – €860;
  • 2 CH – 275kgs – €740.

Bullocks – 600kgs+ – €1.70-€2.80/kg or €1,330-€1,990/head – average price of €1,660/head:

  • 6 HE – 275kgs – €1,990;
  • 9 FR – 720kgs – €1,650;
  • 3 HE – 690kgs – €1,940;
  • 2 CH – 680kgs – €1,800;
  • 5 AA – 640kgs – €1,600;
  • 9 FR – 605kgs – €1,330.

500-600kgs – €1.85-€3.06/kg or €1,040-€1,650/head – average price of €1,285/head:

  • 4 FR – 590kgs – €1,330;
  • 4 CH – 560kgs – €1,650;
  • 2 LM – 540kgs – €1,540;
  • 3 AA – 520kgs – €1,150;
  • 5 HE – 515kgs – €1,300;
  • LM – 500kgs – €1,530.

400-500kgs – €1.75-€3.13/kg or €780-€1,520/head – average price of €1,050/head:

  • CH – 490kgs – €1,500;
  • 4 LM – 480kgs – €1,450;
  • 10 FR – 440kgs – €890;
  • 3 AU – 425kgs – €1,020;
  • 8 HE – 440kgs – €1,220.

<400kgs – €1.80-€3.30/kg or €620-€1,210/head:

  • 6 AA – 395kgs – €910;
  • 3 LM – 390kgs – €920;
  • 8 HE – 385kgs – €1,130;
  • 2 CH – 370kgs – €1,210;
  • 2 LM – 335kgs – €810;
  • 8 HE – 330kgs – €1,090.

Kilkenny Mart information:

  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: [email protected]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.

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