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Kilkenny: Cull ewes to €207 in ‘sharper’ trade & lambs to €170

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 05-12-2022

According to George Candler, some 800 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, December 5th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that cull ewes met with a “sharper” trade, selling to €207/head, while butcher types soared to €170 and factory types peaked at €145.

Kilkenny Mart 05-12-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.80-€3.00/kg or €146-€170/head:

  • 23 58kgs – €170;
  • 10 56kgs – €157;
  • 12 54kgs – €155;
  • 15 53kgs – €160;
  • 10 52kgs – €153;
  • 10 50kgs – €152.

Factory lambs – €2.75/kg-€3.00/kg or €115-€142/head:

  • 12 48kgs – €141;
  • 13 47kgs – €139;
  • 18 45kgs – €125;
  • 11 44kgs – €132;
  • 10 42kgs – €123;
  • 12 41kgs – €117.

Store lambs – €2.15-€2.90/kg or €70-€118/head:

  • 21 40kgs – €116;
  • 10 39kgs – €109;
  • 12 38kgs – €102;
  • 10 36kgs – €96;
  • 22 34kgs – €93;
  • 10 32kgs – €70.

Other categories:

  • Cull ewes – €76-€207/head.
Dairy prices

According to Candler, dairy stock met with an “excellent” trade with a top call of €2,620.

He reported that there were fewer buyers in the market for in-calf heifers; March and April calvers were “more difficult to get away”.

In-calf Friesian cows and heifers changed hands from €1,250 to €1,460/head, while freshly calved Friesian cows and cow-heifers found new owners from €1,400 to €2,620/head.

An interview with George Candler

Last year, freelance writer Conor Halpin, on behalf of That’s Farming, sat down with livestock auctioneer, George Candler, as part of our popular On the Rostrum series.

During the interview, Candler discussed his Roscommon roots, beginning his career with Kilkenny Mart and how online trading has changed the way marts, and their customers do business.

Read this interview.

Kilkenny Mart information:

  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: [email protected]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.

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