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Cull cows sell to €2,160 in ‘strong’ trade at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 01-07-2021

According to George Candler, just under 1,000 cattle were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 1st, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade for beef and forward store bullocks and heifers remained “strong”.

“Some Friesian bullocks were reduced compared to last weeks, but quality store bullocks and heifers are still selling well.”

“Cull cows met a 100% clearance and reached a top call of €2,160. Plainer cattle tended to be easier.”

Kilkenny Mart 01-07-2021

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.75-€2.81/kg or €960-€2,150/head:

  • AA – 870kg – €2,150;
  • 2 CH – 75kg – €2,000;
  • 7 BB – 660kg – €1,820;
  • 2 FR – 650kg – €1,440;
  • 3 LM – 630kg – €1,660;
  • 4 AA – 615kg – €1,580.

500-600kgs – €1.85-€2.76/kg or €960-€1,530/head:

  • 2 AA – 590kg – €1,440;
  • 6 HE – 585kg – €,410;
  • 2 LM – 545kg – €1,370;
  • 6 FR – 580kg – €1,240;
  • 2 CH – 535kg – €1,400;
  • 2 FR – 500kg – €1,000.
400-500kgs – €1.55-€2.87/kg or €650-€1,370/head:
  • 2 LM – 495kg – €1,370;
  • 5 FR – 485kg – €910;
  • CH – 465kg – €1,300;
  • 4 HE – 445kg – €1,040;
  • 3 LM – 435kg – €1,110;
  • 4 SA – 400kg – €1,090.
<400kgs – €1.50-€3.09/kg or €560-€1,070/head;
  • 7 FR – 395kg – €750;
  • LM – 380kg – €1,070;
  • 7 HE – 375kg – €980;
  • 3 AA – 370kg – €830;
  • CH – 340kg – €1,050;
  • 2 LM – 325kg – €950.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €0.85-€2.00/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.39/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.07/kg-€2.61/kg or €1,200-€1,790/head:
  • LM – 685kg – €1,790;
  • 2 LM – 645kg – €1,680;
  • CH – 630kg – €1,500;
  • 2 CH – 625kg – €1,630;
  • 9 AA – 550kg – €1,320;
  • 2 continentals – 595kg – €1,480.
Forward store heifers – €1.90-€2.60/kg or €550-€1,260/head:
  •  HE – 560kg – €1,240;
  • 3 LM – 520kg – €1,250;
  • 2 CH – 550-kg – €1,320;
  • 3 AA – 435kg – €930;
  •  2 LM – 475kg – €1,360.
Store heifers – €1.80-€2.91/kg or €650-€1,150/head:
  • 3 CH – 395kg – €1,150;
  • 1 continental – 385kg – €1,110;
  • 3 HE – 370kg – €760;
  • 3 AA – 340kg – €770.

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Cattle prices at last week’s sale

According to George Candler, a larger entry comprising over 900 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 24th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that online activity accounted for 30% of all cattle sold.

Candler said: “Trade remained buoyant for all lots – especially beef and forward store-type bullocks and heifers.”

“Some plain type animals – especially Friesian bulls, were more difficult to get away.”

“The sale resulted in a 96% clearance. Cull cows saw a top call of €2050 for a Charolais, which weighed 865 kg, €2.37 per kilo,” Candler added.

 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.
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