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Cull ewes to €193 and lambs to €171 in ‘solid’ trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 03-05-2022

According to George Candler, changing Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale to Tuesday (May 5th, 2022) resulted in a smaller entry.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “good, solid” trade for all sheep at its weekly sale.

He explained that cull ewes sold for up to €193/head while butcher lambs topped out at €171/head.

Candler confirmed that both the sheep and dairy sales saw a 100% clearance rate.

Kilkenny Mart 03-05-2022

Butcher lamb prices

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  • 10 46kgs – €162/head – €3.52/kg
  • 16 45kgs – €171/head – €3.80/kg;
  • 30 44kgs – €163/head – €3.70/kg;
  • 10 43kgs – €153/head – €3.56/kg.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewe prices: €105-€193/head.

Dairy stock:

  • In-calf cows – €900-€1,340/head;
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,000-€1,900/head;
  • Maiden Friesian heifers (300-365kgs) – €620-€800/head.

Last week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, a “good, steady” trade prevailed for both hoggets and spring lambs at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, April 26th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that cull ewes witnessed the biggest decrease compared to the past few weeks.

Spring lambs sold to €170, while hoggets topped out at €175 and cull ewes topped out at €226/head.

He explained that some 500 lots went under the hammer at this sheep sale.

  • Butcher hoggets – €2.35-€3.15/kg or €155-€175/head;
  • Spring lambs – €3.30/kg-€3.85/kg or €148-€170/head;
  • Cast ewes – €80-€226/head.

Cattle prices 

According to George Candler, some 1,100 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, April 28th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that an increased number of beef and forward store bullocks.

Speaking following the sale, Candler said:

“Another good yard of cattle with forward stores selling very well. The fact that over 20 lots broke the €2,000 barrier speaks for itself.”

“The slight increase in grass growth is helping the lighter store trade Cull cows recorded a 100% clearance with no Friesian cow selling less than €1.38/kg. Meanwhile, continental cows sold to €2.75/kg,” Candler added.

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.
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