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Lambs back €2-€4/head at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 06-09-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry comprising some 1,100 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, September 6th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all lambs were easier by €2-€4/head than last week.

He noted that cull ewes peaked at €160/head, while lambs reached €149/head, and breeding hoggets topped out at €250/head.

Kilkenny Mart 06-09-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.50-€2.81/kg or €128-€149/head:
  • 14 56kgs – €143;
  • 8 54kgs – €149;
  • 17 53kgs – €137;
  • 8 51kgs – 137;
  • 14 50kgs – €137.
Factory lambs – €2.50-€2.86/kg or €112-€128/head:
  • 11 47kgs – €118;
  • 8 46kgs – €128;
  • 12 45kgs – €121;
  • 11 44kgs – €126;
  • 10 43kgs – €117;
  • 11 42kgs – €114.
Store lambs – €2.60-€3.31/kg or €80-€112/head:
  • 12 40kgs – €112;
  • 8 39kgs – €105;
  • 10 38kgs – €105;
  • 15 33kgs – €109;
  • 10 35kgs – €94;
  • 15 33kgs – €109;
  • 12 31kgs – €88.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes – €55-€160/head

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 30-08-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry comprising some 800 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, August 30th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a larger entry of sheep met with an improved trade for “all lambs”, which resulted in a full clearance.

“Cull ewe prices were reduced compared to last week, but all were sold. Breeding hoggets peaked at €230/head. Dairy animals met a solid rather than spectacular trade.”

  • Butcher lambs – €2.70-€2.84/kg or €130-€152/head;
  • Factory lambs – €2.70-€2.91/kg or €110-€137/head;
  • Store lambs – €2.60-€3.31/kg or €78-€112/head;
  • Cast ewes – €54-€168/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:

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