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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Calves from €10/hd as ‘smaller’ Friesians a hard sell at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – calf prices – 22-02-2022

According to George Candler, some 500 calves went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that prices ranged from €10-€350/head at its weekly calf sale.

Speaking following the sale, he said:

“A bigger sale of calves this week, with continental-types plus Hereford and Angus-crosses selling very well.”

“Smaller Friesian bulls were difficult to sell, but Friesians with size and good conformation ranged from €140-€250/head,” Candler said.

Kilkenny Mart 22-02-2022:

  • First-rate Friesian bulls – €80-€250/head;
  • Second-rate Friesian bulls – €10-€60/head;
  • Continental bulls – €250-€525/head;
  • Continental heifers – €200-€395/head;
  • Aberdeen Angus/Hereford bulls – €180-€375/head;
  • Aberdeen Angus/Hereford heifers – €150-€350/head.
Last week’s cattle sale:

According to George Candler, some 850 cattle turned out for Kilkenny Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, February 17th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that entries breached the €3.00/kg on “numerous occasions” at the general weekly cattle sale.

Following the sale, the said: “A similar sized-sale to last week with the trade best described as sizzling.”

“The top call in the bullock sector was for 5 Limousins 395kgs at €1360 which equates to €3.45/kg.”

“Beef bullocks peaked at €2,300. The cull cow trade is also experiencing elevated prices with a floor price for Friesians being €1.27/kg.

“Continental types, on the other hand, sold to €2.65/kg. Lastly, beef heifers peaked at €1,960 for a 660kg Charolais,” Candler added.


  • Bullocks 600kgs+: €2.02-€3.25/kg or €1,380-€2,300/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €2.03-€3.23/kg or €1,050-€1,840/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.80-€3.03/kg or €780-€1,390/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.70-€3.45/kg or €580-€1,360/head;
  • Beef heifers – €2.20-€3.14/kg or €1,350-€1,960/head;
  • Forward store heifers – €2.00-€3.05/kg or €1,350-€1,960/head;
  • Light store heifers – €1.90-€3.06/kg or €500-€1,100/head;
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.27-€2.15/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.50-€2.65/kg.
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.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports.

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