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Buyers on the hunt for BDGP-eligible heifers at Kilkenny

Thursday, September 3rd saw some 800 entries offered for sale at Kilkenny Mart, according to George Candler.

A special entry of BDGP-eligible heifers (organised by the ICBF) went under the hammer in conjunction with the weekly cattle sale.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a sold trade for all cattle, with prices similar to the previous week.

“A somewhat smaller sale of bullocks met a good steady trade with beef in short supply. Cull cows saw a smaller sale but a sharper trade all-round.”

Bullocks:

    • 600kgs – €1.70-€2.25/kg or €1,010-€1,870/head;
    • 500-600kgs – €1.60-€2.56/kg or €780-€1,370/head;
    • 400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.55/kg or €550-€1,260/head;
    • <400kgs – €1.50-€2.58/kg or €440-€980/head.

Heifers:

    • Beef-types – €1.70-€2.45/kg or €1,050-€1,660/head;
    • Forward stores – €1.70-€2.55/kg or €880-€1,240/head;
    • Light stores – €1.60-€2.91/kg or €450-€1,090.

Cull cows:

    • Friesians – €1.10-€1.55/kg;
    • Continentals – €1.40-€2.08/kg.
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