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Cull ewes to €215/head at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 14-06-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry of some 500 sheep met with a “sharp selling trade” at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, June 14th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that cull ewes sold to €215/head, while lambs reached €174/head, respectively.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “An excellent trade for all sheep today in Kilkenny with lambs achieving a good solid trade.”

“Cull ewes saw exceptional prices with a top call of €215 per head. Today, cull ewes averaged €148 .81 with €101 being the average price in 2020.”

“Lambs today averaged €148.81 with the equivalent average in 2020 been €114.18 per head,” he added.

Kilkenny Mart 14-06-2021:

Butcher lambs – €3.19-€3.28/kg or €148-€174/head:
  • 8 53kgs – €174;
  • 12 52kgs – €172;
  • 16 51kgs – €166;
  • 12 50kgs – €160;
  • 23 49kgs – €159;
  • 12 47kgs – €150.
Factory lambs – €3.25-€3.33/kg or €127-€151/head:
  • 14 46kgs – €151;
  • 10 45kgs – €149;
  • 14 44kgs – €144;
  • 10 43kgs – €140;
  • 8 42kgs – €138;
  • 13 40kgs – €133.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €68-€215/head.

Sheep prices:

According to Candler, some 260 lots were on offer at the mart’s sheep sale on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021.

“A smaller sale of sheep due to the change of day with trade more subdued compared to last week. Butcher-types peaked at €158 with cull ewes to a top of €150,” Candler added.

Butcher lambs – €140-€158/head or €3.10-€3.36/kg:

  • 14 51kgs – €158;
  • 15 50kgs – €158;
  • 24 47kgs – €150;
  • 27 45kgs – €148;
  • 9 44kgs – €148;
  • 25 43kgs – €142.

Factory lambs – €102-€144/head or €2.85-€3.48/kg:

  • 16 42kgs – €144;
  • 8 41kga – €141;
  • 10 40kgs – €139;
  • 17 38kgs – €112;
  • 5 35kgs – €102.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €72-€150/head.

Calf prices last week

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According to George Candler, some 100 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a “mixed selection of calves [were] on offer with top quality lots in short supply”.

“As and on from next week, our calf sale will be held on Monday in conjunction with our sheep sale.”

Kilkenny Mart 08-06-2021:

  • First-rate Friesian bulls – €110-€135/head;
  • Second-rate Friesian bulls – N/A;
  • Continental bulls – €130-€220/head;
  • Continental heifers – €80-€220/head;
  • Aberdeen Angus/Hereford bulls – €100-€340/head;
  • Aberdeen Angus/Hereford heifers – €80-€200/head.
Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am. You can find more here.

Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports here.

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