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47% of cattle sold online at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 03-06-2021

According to George Candler, all cattle met with an “excellent” trade at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all cull cows and heifers recorded a 100% clearance, while 97% of bullocks found new homes.

“For the record, 47% of the cattle were sold online even though potential buyers are allowed into the ring observing social distancing. Bullocks over 600kgs averaged €1,473 compared to €1,275 for the same sale last year.”

“Heifers over 600kgs averaged €1,593 with the same week in 2020 recording an average of €1231,” Candler added.

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Kilkenny Mart 03-06-2021:

Bullocks – €1.80-€2.76/kg or €1,120-€1,930/head:
  • 2 AA – 780kg – €1,890;
  • CH – 700kgs – €1,930;
  • 4 LM – 665kg – €1,730;
  • 6 AA – 630kg – €1,530;
  • 4 HE – 620kg – €1,460;
  • 2 FR – 605kg – €1,290.
500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.62/kg or €1,070-€1,460/head:
  • 2 AA – 585kg – €1,460;
  • 4 CH – 540kg – €1,420;
  • 2 FR – 575kg – €1,190;
  • 2 AA – 570kg – €1,380;
  • 4 CH – 540kg – €1,420;
  • 2 HE – 515kg – €1,160.
400-500kgs – €1.70-€2.97/kg or €770-€1,410/head:
  • 3 LM 495kg – €1,390;
  • 2 continentals – 450kgs – €1,160;
  • CH – 475kg – €1,410;
  • 2 LM – 460kg – €1,150;
  • 6 FR – 415kg – €890;
  • 1 AA – 405kg – €920.
Bullocks <400kgs – €1.60-€2.75/kg or €430-€1,030/head:
  • 2 LM – 395kg – €1,030;
  • 8 H – 375kg – €1,030;
  • 4 FR – 365kg – €710;
  • 2 LM – 350kg – €810;
  • 7 HE – 305kg – €670;
  • 3 AA – 280kg – €560.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.10-€1.93/kg;
  • Continental – €1.35-€2.32/kg.
Beef heifers – €1.80-€2.63/kg or €1,340-€1,770/head:
  • LM – 690kg – €1,700;
  • BB – 670kg – €1,770;
  • 2 LM – 655kg – €1,610;
  • CH – 635kg – €1,670;
  • AA – 620kg – €1,490;
  • LM – 590kg – €1,550.
Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.78/kg or €980-€1,300/head@
  • 2 AA – 540kg – €1,300;
  • 4 AA – 505kg – €1,220;
  • 2 HE – 515kg – €1,140;
  • CH – 495kg – €1,230;
  • 3 continentals – €1,060;
  • 4 CH – 435kg – €1,210.
Store heifers – €1.70-€3.01/kg or €650-€1,130/head:
  • 2 AA – 305kg – €660;
  • CH – 375kg – €1,130;
  • 4 SI – 355kg – €830;
  • 2 LM – 325kg – €680.
Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale – Mondays at 10 am with a dairy sale at 12 pm
  • Calf sale – Tuesdays at 11 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.

Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports here.

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