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Quality Friesian bullocks breach €2.20/kg mark at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 02-09-2021

According to George Candler, just under 900 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer that a larger sale of cattle in comparison to the previous week recorded some “excellent prices”.

“Cull cows also met an excellent trade. Quality Aberdeen-Angus lots sold in excess of €2.30/kg in the bullock ring. Quality Friesian bullocks also breached €2.20/kg.”

Kilkenny Mart 02-09-2021

Bulloks 600kgs+ – €1.90-€2.42/kg or €1,160-€1,740/head:
  • 5 AA – 735kg – €1,520;
  • 3 HE – 615kg – €1,620;
  • 5 FR – 765kg – €1,620;
  • LM – 720kg – €1,740;
  • 5 AA – 735kg – €1,520;
  • BB – 665kg – €1,430;
  • 3 HE – 640kg – €1,450.
500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.66/kg or €875-€1,400/head:
  • 4 HE – 595kg – €1,330;
  • AA – 580kg – €1,290;
  • 7 CH – 550kg – €1,400;
  • FR – 535kg €1,100;
  • LM – 515kg – €1,370;
  • 10 AA – 510kg – €1,160.
400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.90/kg or €630-€1,380/head:
  • 2 SI – 495kg – €1,380;
  • LM – 485kg – €1,320;
  • 2 BB – 480kg – €1,360;
  • 8 AA – 455kg – €1,010;
  • 3 LM – 460kg – €1,330;
  • 8 FR – 445kg – €895.
<400kgs – €1.50-€2.82/kg or €480-€1,040/head:
  • 7 CH – 390kg – €1,040;
  • 5 FR – 380kg – €720;
  • 2 AA – 360kg – €760;
  • 4 HE – 350kg – €750;
  • 3 AA – 310kg – €700;
  • CH – 305kg – €860.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.17-€1.81/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.35/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.00-€2.61/kg or €1,150-€1,530/head:
  • 2 continentals – 515kg – €1,220;
  • CH – 665kg – €1,390;
  • LM – 660kg – €1,530;
  • 2 HE – 590kg – €1,380;
  • BB – 575kg – €1,500;
  • 2 CH – 540kg – €1,260.
Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.57/kg or €870-€1,250/head:
  • 2 CH – 520kg – €1,210;
  • BB – 510kg – €1,200;
  • 2 LM – 495kg – €1,270;
  • 5 CH – 465kg – €1,150;
  • 2 HE – 460kg – €950;
  • 8 AA – 450kg – €980.
Light store heifers – €1.60-€2.70/kg or €580-€1,010/head:
  • 2 LM – 395kg – €1,010;
  • 3 CH – 385kg – €1,010;
  • LM – 370kg – €910;
  • 4 AA – 365kg – €770;
  • CH – 335kg – €830;
  • 4 LM – 345kg – €760.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, over 650 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “sharper trade all round” for a smaller sale of cattle with more customers, ringside and online.

“The ploy by factories to pull prices last week did not materialise due mainly to the fact that numbers are far from plentiful.” Read this report in full.

Kilkenny Mart information:
  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: Info@kilkennymart.ie or phone: 056-7721407 or see the mart’s website.
Upcoming sales:
  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am with 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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