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Kilkenny: Cull ewes to €221 & lambs to €162 in ‘slightly easier’ trade

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 25-07-2022

According to George Candler, a bigger entry met with a “slightly easier” trade at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, July 25th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that prices reached €221 in the cull ewe ring and €162 for lambs at its most recent sheep sale.

Kilkenny Mart 25-06-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.80-€3.23/kg or €148-€162/head:

  • 14 57kgs – €162;
  • 24 56kgs – €157;
  • 21 52kgs – €160;
  • 8 51kgs – €155;
  • 10 50kgs – €154;
  • 16 48kgs – €155.

Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.11/kg or €128-€145/head:

  • 11 47kgs – €145;
  • 14 46kgs – €143;
  • 10 45kgs – €137;
  • 6 44kgs – €135;
  • 12 43kgs – €131;
  • 9 42kgs – €130.

Store lambs – €2.70-€3.00/kg or €80-€120/head:

  • 10 41kgs – €120;
  • 20 40kgs – €119;
  • 12 38kgs – €113;
  • 15 36kgs – €105;
  • 25 35kgs – €95;
  • 17 29kgs – €86.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €75-€221/head.
Last week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, over 400 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, July 18th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that prices were back €2-€6 per head compared to last week’s returns.

Candler commented that a reduction in factory quotes did not reflect as “negatively on trade as expected”.

He explained that cull ewes peaked at €192, while lambs reached €168/head at this week’s sheep sale.

Summary:

  • Butcher lambs – €3.04-€3.20/kg or €150-€168/head;
  • Store lambs – €2.80-€3.35/kg or €92-€120/head;
  • Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.34/kg or €127-€147/head;
  • Cast ewes – €94-€192/head.

Cattle prices

According to George Candler, just under 600 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 21st, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that this was “the smallest sale of cattle for many months”.

“There may have been smaller numbers, but trade held firm for quality lots.”

“Beef bullocks peaked at €2,270, while heifers topped out at €1,800 and a small selection of cull cows sold to €1,940,” Candler explained following the sale.

Read a report.

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.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

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