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Cull ewes to €201/hd in ‘slightly sharper’ trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 07-03-2022

According to George Candler, some 350 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, March 7th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a “marginally” bigger entry of sheep met with a “slightly sharper trade all-round”.

He outlined that lambs/hoggets peaked at €165/head, while heavy cull ewes topped out at €201.

Kilkenny Mart 07-03-2022:

Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.16/kg or €152-€165/head:

  • 10 56kgs – €165;
  • 10 55kgs – €164;
  • 8 53kgs – €163;
  • 19 52kgs – €158;
  • 10 54kgs – €159;
  • 10 50kgs – €158.

Factory lambs – €3.10-€3.38/kg or €130-€157/head:

  • 5 49kgs – €157;
  • 6 47kgs – €149;
  • 10 46kgs – €148;
  • 8 45kgs – €152;
  • 7 44kgs – €147;
  • 7 43kgs – €137.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €90-€201/head.

Dairy cow prices:

  • Freshly-calved Friesians – 2nd to 8th lactation – €1,000-€1,850/head;
  • Freshly calved Friesian heifers – €1,300-€2,000/head.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, just over 1,300 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a much larger sale resulted in a turnover in excess of €1.4 million.

He commented that “trade remained very strong for quality cattle”. Candler explained that bullocks peaked at €2,500 and cows topped out at €2,220.

  • Bullocks 600kgs+ – €2.00-€3.03/kg or €1,240-€2,500/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.90-€3.05/kg or €1,020-€1,770/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.85-€3.14/kg or €770-€1,480/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.80-€3.43/kg or €550-€1,320/head;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.60-€2.89/kg;
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.15-€2.30/kg;
  • Beef heifers – €2.20-€2.98/kg or €1,350-€1,830/head;
  • Forward store heifers – €2.10-€3.14/kg or €1,050-€1,490/head;
  • Light store heifers – €1.80-€3.29/kg or €550-€1,090/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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