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Heavy lambs appear to be in short supply

Trade was sharper all-round for all lambs at Kilkenny Mart on Monday (August 31st), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that store lambs met with a “good” selling trade. “Heavy lambs appear to be in short supply,” added Candler, who reported than some 650 lots were presented for sale.

Butcher lambs – €2.25-€2.37/kg or €110-€128/head;

    • X8 55kgs – €124;
    • X10 54kgs – €128;
    • X12 51kg – €120;
    • X10 50kgs – €115.

Factory lambs – €2.30-€2.40/kg or €101-€115/head;

    • X25 48kgs – 4115;
    • X11 45kgs – €107;
    • X10 44kgs – €105;
    • X20 43kgs – €103.

Store lambs – €2.40-€2.47/kg or €75-€92/head;

    • X16 38kg – €92;
    • X10 37kg – €91;
    • X15 36kg – €89;
    • X8 35kg – €85.

Other categories:

    • Cast ewes – €50-€131/head.

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