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Lively trade for sheep at Kilkenny’s first sale of 2020

Kilkenny Mart’s first sheep sale of 2020, which was held on Monday, January 6th, attracted some 400 entries, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a lively trade for all sheep with a top call of €123/head recorded for lambs, while cull ewes topped out at €126/head.

Butcher lambs – €2.03-€2.43/kg or €115-€123/head

  • X10 59kg – €120;
  • X20 55kg – €120;
  • X21 51kg – €123;
  • X13 49kg – €119.

Factory lambs – €2.20-€2.32/kg or €97-€105/head

  • X8 47kg – €105;
  • X10 46kg – €103;
  • X11 45kg – €99;
  • X12 44kg – €102.

Store lambs – €2.25-€2.41/kg or €70-€95/head

  • X8 40kg – €95;
  • X14 39kg – €93;
  • X8 37kg – €89;
  • X8 32kg – €73.

Other categories

  • Cast ewes – €42-€126/head
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