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Kilkenny: Cull ewes to €250 and lambs to €177 in ‘slightly sharper’ trade

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 04-07-2022

According to George Candler, a marginally larger entry comprising some 500 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, July 4th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade was “slightly sharper” compared to the previous week’s sale.

At Tuesday’s sale, cull ewes topped out at €250/head, while lambs peaked at €177/head with a 100% clearance recorded.

Kilkenny Mart 04-07-2022

Butcher lambs – €3.10-€3.43/kg or €158-€177/head:

  • 10 58kgs – €170;
  • 5 56kgs – €177;
  • 8 54kgs – €168;
  • 17 51kgs – €173;
  • 10 50kgs – €163;
  • 6 49kgs – €168.

Factory lambs – €3.20-€3.48/kg or €130-€160/head:

  • 5 48kgs – €160;
  • 13 47kgs – €159;
  • 12 46kgs – €159;
  • 19 44kgs – €150;
  • 15 42kgs – €146;
  • 8 39kgs – €131.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €90-€25-/head.
Last week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, some 500 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, June 27th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that prices were back €4-€6/head compared to the previous week’s return.

He noted that lambs topped out at €175/head, while cull ewes peaked at €198/head. Read a full report on this.

Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.35/kg or €160-€175/head:

  • 5 59kgs – €175;
  • 4 54kgs – €165;
  • 8 52kgs – €161;
  • 23 51kgs – €163;
  • 9 50kgs – €168;
  • 13 49kgs – €164.

Factory lambs – €3.25-€3.47/kg or €134-€157/head:

  • 5 48kgs – €157;
  • 9 47kgs – €155;
  • 10 46kgs – €156;
  • 12 45kgs – €154;
  • 18 44kgs – €151;
  • 29 43kgs – €149.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €60-€198/head.

Read more on this.

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 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:

See more mart reports.

To share your story, email – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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