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‘Trade not as hot as the past few weeks’ – Candler

Kilkenny Mart Report – Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Some 900 cattle met with an easier trade at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, February 4th, 2021, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that the sale attracted a larger entry than the previous week with some 200 cull cows on offer.

Some 800 cattle were presented for sale at the mart’s cattle sale last week.

“Trade not as hot as the past few weeks. Potential buyers more cautious due to the drop in factory quotes, plus the predicted wet, cold weather. Cull cows still in plentiful supply.”

Cattle trade Kilkenny Mart: 
Bullocks – €1.70-€2.30/kg or €950-€1,420/head:
  • X2 FR – 760kg – €1,350;
  • 4 HE – 600kg – €1,180;
  • X2 CH – 605kg – €1,390;
  • X5 HE – 615kg – €1,180;
  • X1 continental – 655kg – €1,300.
500-600kgs – €1.60-€2.40/kg or €850-€1,350/head:
  • X1 LM – 595kg – €1,350;
  • X4 FR – 590kg – €1,030;
  • X6 CH – 540kg – €1,270;
  • X2 LM – 500kg – €1,150;
  • X2 AA – 535kg – €1,070;
  • X3 HE – 570kg – €1,080.
400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.50/kg or €640-€1,160/head:
  • X2 CH – 495kg – €1,160;
  • X2 SI – 480kg – €1,000;
  • X3 AA – 470kg – €950;
  • X5 LMX – 445kg – €1,030;
  • X7 HE – 455kg – €1,080.
<400kg – €1.50-€3.03/kg or €440-€970/head:
  • X6 LM – 395kg – €970;
  • X5 AA – 380kg – €810;
  • X8 FR – 325kg – €580;
  • X1 PI – 255kg – €610;
  • X6 LM – 290kg – €880.
Beef-type heifers – €1.70-€2.15/kg or €950-€1,420/head:
  • CH – 665kg – €1,420;
  • AA – 630kg – €1,310;
  • 2 HE – 615kg – €1,150;
  • 5 LM – 600kg – €1,290;
  • CH – 610kg – €1,320;
  • 6 LM – 600kg – €1,290.
Forward store heifers – €1.70-€2.65/kg or €880-€1,420/head:
  • 4 AA – 540kg – €1,090;
  • 1 BB – 535kg – €1,420;
  • X8 AA – 500kg – €1,020;
  • X2 LM 470kg – €1,020.
Store heifers – €1.70-€2.72/kg or €480-€920/head:
  • X2 LM – 395kg – €920;
  • X1 AA – 370kg – €730;
  • 2 LM – 345kg – €860;
  • X3 continentals – 290kg – €790.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €0.90-€1.45/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.20-€2.05/kg.
Kilkenny Mart – sale arrangements

Sales are held online-only in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

Upcoming sales:
  • Cattle sale – Thursday, January 21st, 2021 – Cows at 10am, followed by heifers. Bullocks: 10:30am.
  • Suckler sale – Thursday, January 21st, 2021;
  • Sheep sale – Monday, January 25th, 2021.

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