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Cull ewes to €278 and spring lambs to €184/head at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 05-04-2022

According to George Candler, cull ewe prices reached new heights at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022, with returns for this category peaking at €278/head.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that hoggets fetched up to €176/head, while spring lambs topped out at €184/head.

Kilkenny Mart 05-04-2022:

Factory hoggets – €3.00-€3.26/kg or €127-€154/head:

  • 8 48kgs – €154;
  • 10 47kgs – €146;
  • 8 46kgs – €145;
  • 5 44kgs – €143;
  • 8 42kgs – €137;
  • 10 40kgs – €128.

Butcher hoggets – €2.80-€3.31/kg or €158-€174/head:

  • 13 62kgs – €174;
  • 10 56kgs – €173;
  • 8 55kgs – €173;
  • 11 54kgs – €170;
  • 8 52kgs – €168;
  • 8 49kgs – €162.

Spring lambs – €3.40-€4.02/kg or €172-€184/head:

  • 2 53kgs – €180;
  • 12 47kgs – €184;
  • 14 46kgs – €182;
  • 5 45kgs – €181;
  • 3 44kgs – €174;
  • 5 43kgs – €172.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €140-€278/head.

Dairy sale: Price report

  • Freshly calved Friesian heifers – €1,200-€1,900;
  • Friesian maiden heifers – €620- €780/head
  • Freshly calved Friesian heifers – €1,200-€1,900/head;
  • Freshly calved Friesian cows – €1,000-€1,700/head.
Last week’s sheep prices:

According to George Candler, some 450 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Tuesday, March 28th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that hoggets/lambs sold to a top call of €172/head, while cull ewes peaked at €230/head.

  • Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.30/kg or €156-€172/head;
  • Factory lambs – €3.15-€3.68/kg or €128-€163/head;
  • Cast ewes – €117-€230/head.
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.

Read a report from last week’s sale.

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

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