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Cull cows up €20-€40/hd at Kilkenny

In excess of 100 customers attended Kilkenny Mart’s tender cattle sale on Thursday (April 23rd), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a firmer trade for the 300 cattle on offer. “Cull cows increased by €20-€40/kg, with Friesian bullocks peaking at €1.80/kg.

“There was also more interest in forward-store bullocks and heifers with a lot of top-quality Limousin bullocks.”

He pointed out that Aberdeen-Angus entries were also in demand with a top call of €2.07/kg for AA bullocks, while heifers realised €2.00/kg.

Bullocks:

  • 600kgs+ – €1.60-€2.10/kg or €960-€1,410/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.85-€2.50/kg or €1,020-€1,300/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.75-€2.25/kg or €880-€1,020/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.60-€2.50/kg or €500-€920/head.

Heifers:

  • Beef-types – €1.90-€2.25/kg or €980-€1,685/head;
  • Forward-stores – €1.80-€2.37/kg or €880-€1,070/head;
  • Light stores – €1.70-€2.35/kg or €580-€820/head.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.15-€1.35/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.35-€1.75/kg.
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