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Sharper trade all-round at Kilkenny Mart – Candler

Kilkenny Mart Report – Sheep Sale – February 8th, 2021

Some 300 lots were offered for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, February 9th, according to George Candler, who reported that cull ewe prices reached €134/head.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that entries climbed to a top call of €149 for 65kg lots.

“A sharper trade-all-round. Dairy animals still commanding excellent prices with a top call of €2,260 for a freshly-calved Friesian heifer. The fact that freshly calved animals averaged €1,880 is an indication of the buoyant trade this sector is experiencing at the moment.”

Butcher lambs – €2.25/kg to €2.75/kg or €138-€149/head:
  • X8 65kg – €149;
  • X7 60kgs – €148;
  • X20 55kgs – €146;
  • X8 53kgs – €140;
  • X10 52kgs – €143;
  • X8 50kgs – €143.
Factory lambs – €2.75/kg to €2.84/kg or €118-€136/head:
  • X12 48kgs – €136;
  • X6 47kgs – €132;
  • X8 46kgs – €45kgs – €126;
  • X10 44kgs – €125;
  • X7 43kgs – €120.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €60-€134/head.
Last week

Some 450 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart at its sheep sale on Monday, February 1st.

George Candler, the mart’s auctioneer, reported that a somewhat larger entry met a “solid” trade. He noted that lambs/hoggets reached €151, while cull ewes peaked at €130/head and in-lamb lots realised €220/head.

Butcher lambs – €2.65-€2.87/kg or €128-€151/head:
  • X15 57kgs – €151;
  • X8 49kgs – €139;
  • X10 47kgs – €135;
  • X12 55kgs – €149;
  • X21 51kgs – €139
  • X15 56kgs – €151.
Factory lambs – €2.70-€2.85/kg or €110-€131/head:
  • X10 46kgs – €131;
  • X8 44kgs – €125;
  • X7 43kg – €120;
  • X10 42kgs – €117;
  • X8 39kgs – €111;
  • X10 42kgs – €117.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewe prices – €70-€130/head;
  • In-lamb ewes – €180-€220/head.
Dairy stock:

An excellent dairy sale of 110 head, including an entire herd of 65 pedigree Friesian cows and heifers, resulted in a 100% clearance with the €2,000 barrier broken on 21 occasions,” Candler noted.

Freshly calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,000-€1,880/head with an average price of €1168/head.

Information:
  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: Info@kilkennymart.ie or phone: 056-7721407 or see the mart’s website.
Upcoming sales (online-only due to Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale – Mondays at 10am with dairy sale at 12pm
  • Calf sale – Tuesday, February 16th at 11am.
  • Cattle sales – Thursday – Cows at 10am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30am.

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