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Turnover reaches €1.25m with prices to €2,420 at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 05-05-2022

According to George Candler, some 1,100 lots passed through the ring at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, May 5th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that turnover reached €1.25 million at the mart’s weekly cattle sale.

Speaking following the sale, he said:

“Another excellent day of trading at Kilkenny Mart. Beef bullocks and heifers met with an excellent trade. Bullocks 600kgs+ peaked at €2,420, with the average price per head in this category being €1,968 to average €3.02/kg.”

“A fabulous trade prevailed for both beef and forward stores in both rings today. Cull cows met a phenomenal trade with 10 cows breaching the €2,000 barrier.”

“The top price in this sector was €2,420 for a 865kg Limousin. The best price per kilo was €2.90/kg for a 780kg Charolais at €2,260,” Candler added.

Kilkenny Mart 05-05-2022

Bullocks – 600kgs – €2.13-€3.49/kg or €1,550-€2,420/head:

  • 2 LM – 805kgs – €2,420;
  • FR – 895kgs – €2,260;
  • 2 LM – 750kgs – €2,420;
  • 2 AA – 665kgs – €2,030;
  • 3 HE – 630kgs – €1,830;
  • 2 CH – 620kgs – €1,880.

500-600kgs – €2.31-€3.29/kg or €1,180-€1.960/head:

  • 2 AA – 585kgs – €1,700;
  • SI – 595kgs – €1,960;
  • 2 LM – 580kgs – €1,860;
  • 2 FR – 565kgs – €1,490;
  • 4 CH – 560kgs – €1,670;
  • 6 HE – 525kgs – €1,390.

400-500kgs – €1.86-€3.11/kg or €790-€1,440/head:

  • 2 AA – 495kgs – €1,290;
  • 2 LM – 465kgs – €1,440;
  • 6 CH – 455kgs – €1,350;
  • 2 FR – 450kgs – €1,100;
  • 2 HE – 435kgs – €1,050;
  • 4 CH – 425kgs – €1,260.

<400kgs – €1.70-€3.30/kg or €500-€1,200/head:

  • LM – 390kgs – €1,200;
  • 2 HE – 375kgs – €940;
  • 8 CH – 360kgs – €1,080;
  • 2 FR – 350kgs – €930;
  • 7 AA – 345kgs – €870;
  • 4 LM – 335kgs – €880.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.27-€2.35/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.80-€2.90/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.40-€3.31/kg or €1,580-€2,320/head:

  • LM – 735kgs – €2,320;
  • 2 LM – 705kgs – €2,150;
  • CH – 700kgs – €2,060;
  • 2 LM – 680kgs – €2,040;
  • LM – 620kgs – €1,980;
  • 3 AA – 602kgs – €1,840

Forward store heifers – €2.30-€3.28/kg or €1,080-€1,920/head:

  • CH (2) – 585kgs – €1,920;
  • AA (2) – 540kgs – €1,660;
  • CH (2) – 530kgs – €1,560;
  • Continentals (2) – 505kgs – €1,530;
  • Continentals (2) – 485kgs – €1,220;
  • HE (2) – 460kgs – €1,140.

Light store heifers – €1.70-€3.38/kg or €500-€1,200/head:

  • 5 LM – 385kgs – €1,110;
  • LM – 355kgs – €1,200;
  • 2 CH – 335kgs – €770;
  • 10 AA – 325kgs – €860;
  • 4 LM – 320kgs – €900;
  • 5 HE – 315kgs – €700.

Last week’s cattle prices

Read a report with last week’s sale

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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