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Lambs up €2-€5/hd at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 05-07-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry comprising some 700 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, July 5th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a sharper trade all round led to a full clearance.

“A sharper trade for lambs with most lots increasing by €2-€5/head compared to last week. Cull ewes recorded a top call of €220.”

Kilkenny Mart 05-07-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.60-€2.78/kg or €128-€140/head:
  • 10 53kgs – €140;
  • 25 51kgs – €133;
  • 10 53kgs – €140;
  • 27 50kgs – €138;
  • 12 49kgs – €136;
  • 13 48kgs – €132.
Factory lambs – €3.70-€2.85/kg or €113-€131/head:
  • 12 47kgs – €131;
  • 19 46kgs – €128;
  • 15 45kgs – €126;
  • 19 44kgs – €125;
  • 8 43kgs – €117;
  • 10 42kgs – €114.
Store lambs – €2.40-€2.78/kg or €90-€101/head
  • 10 41kgs – €100;
  • 8 40kgs – €100;
  • 12 39kgs – €101;
  • 9 36kgs – €100;
  • 10 35kgs – €95;
  • 8 34kgs – €93.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €50-€220/head.

Last week’s sale

According to George Candler, over 600 entries were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, June 28th, 2021.

He reported that the larger entry met with reductions as high at €14/head compared to the previous weeks.

Speaking following the weekly sheep sale, Candler said:

“Returns proved disappointing with lamb prices reduced by €6 to €10 per head and, in cases, up to €14 per head compared to last week’s sale.”

“40 to 50-kilo lambs averaged €125 still ahead of 2020 returns which were €114.20. The 50 to 60-kilo lamb averaged €132.35 compared to €122 per head in 2020.”

“The one bright spot in the sale was the cull ewe trade, which returned an average of €145 compared to €101 on the same sale last year.”

Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am. You can find more.

Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

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