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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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‘Excellent trade for cull cows, which is hard to understand considering reduction in quotes’

Farming News/Mart Reports – Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 27-07-2023

According to George Candler, a larger entry of some 750 lots crossed the scales at Kilkenny Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, July 27th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that “beef bullocks and plainer forward stores were a bit more difficult to get away.”

“On the plus side, cull cows met an excellent trade, which is hard to understand considering the reduction in quotes.”

“Heifers met a faster selling trade compared to last week. The sale resulted in a 98% clearance with cows and heifers at 100%,” he added.

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Kilkenny Mart on 27-07-2023

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.05-€2.43/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.67/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.10-€2.87/kg or €1,280-€1,940/head:

  • SI – 700kgs – €1,600;
  • 2 CH – 675kgs – €1,940;
  • CH – 655kgs – €1,730;
  • CH – 640kgs – €1,700;
  • 8 HE – 620kgs – €1,550;
  • 2 CH – 600kgs – €1,500.

Forward store heifers – €2.15-€2.95/kg or €980-€1,560/head:

  • 3 CH – 550kgs – €1,560;
  • 2 LM – 540kgs – €1,510;
  • 2 AA – 505kgs – €1,280;
  • 5 SA – 485kgs – €1,420;
  • 3 SA – 465kgs – €1,130;
  • 6 AA – 430kgs – €1,010.

Light store heifers:

  • 4 BB – 395kgs – €1,040;
  • 2 LM – 385kgs – €1,100;
  • 2 HE – 375kgs – €850;
  • 3 AA – 360kgs – €830;
  • 2 HE – 355kgs – €780;
  • 8 AA – 320kgs – €740.

Bullocks – €2.00-€3.06/kg or €1,210-€2,160/head:

  • 2 AA – 765kgs – €1,950;
  • 2 CH – 715kgs – €1,900;
  • 2 SI – 705kgs – €2,160;
  • 7 LM – 650kgs – €1,800;
  • 2 continentals – 645kgs – €1,950;
  • 5 LM – 625kgs – €1,700.

500-600kgs – €2.00-€3.05/kg or €990-€1,780/head:

  • LM – 585kgs – €1,780;
  • 2 AA – 580kgs – €1,400;
  • 2 CH – 560kgs – €1,360;
  • 2 HE – 540kgs – €1,330;
  • 3 HE – 530kgs – €1,130;
  • 4 AA – 500kgs – €1,300.

400-500kgs – €1.80-€2.95/kg or €780-€1,450/head:

  • 6 LM – 495kgs – €1,450;
  • 2 AA – 480kgs – €1,050;
  • 2 FR – 445kgs – €890;
  • 3 AA – 440kgs – €1,200;
  • 5 AA – 430kgs – €1,020;
  • 2 HE – 420kgs – €890.

<400kgs – €1.60-€3.38/kg or €500-€1,320/head:

  • 3 LM – 390kgs – €1,320;
  • 3 FR – 385kgs – €760;
  • 3 AA – 380kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 HE – 365kgs – €860;
  • 7 AA – 350kgs – €840;
  • 2 HE – 285kgs – €630.

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.

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