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Trade ‘slightly easier’ with fewer store buyers at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 06-12-2021

According to George Candler, a slightly larger entry comprising 550 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, December 6th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade was “slightly easier” with fewer store buyers operating.

He reported a “good, steady” trade for butcher and factory-type lambs with prices to €172/head.

Meanwhile, heavy, cull ewes sold to a top call of €170 at its weekly sheep sale.

Kilkenny Mart 06-12-2021

Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.35/kg or €158-€172/head:
  • 15 58kgs – €172;
  • 20 53kgs – €169;
  • 18 52kgs – €162;
  • 15 51kgs – €163;
  • 14 50kgs – €162;
  • 10 49kgs – €164.
Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.31/kg or €128-€158/head:
  • 25 48kgs – €158;
  • 10 47kgs – €153l
  • 8 46kgs – €149;
  • 8 45kgs – €149;
  • 1 2 44kgs – €140;
  • 18 42kgs – €130.
Store lambs – €2.80-€3.38/kg or €85-€135/head:
  • 10 41kgs – €130;
  • 7 40kgs – €135;
  • 10 39kgs – €123;
  • 10 37kgs – €105;
  • 8 35kgs – €109;
  • 11 31kgs – €101.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €70-€170/head.

Last week’s sheep prices:

According to George Candler, some 300 sheep went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, November 29th, 2021.

The mart’s livestock auctioneer reported that trade was “sharper” compared to last week, with prices to €172/head this week.

“There was a small supply of store lambs also in demand with prices to €136 for ewes weighing 39kgs. Furthermore, cull ewes peaked at €160/head.”

Further reading:

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.

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