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Kilkenny: Sheep back €2-€5/hd on pre-Christmas levels

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 10-01-2022

According to George Candler, some 550 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, January 10th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a slightly larger entry was on offer yesterday than its last sale of 2021.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “There were marginal reductions by €2-€5 per head in cases.”

“Cull ewes and rams saw a much better trade with a top call of €200 for cull rams with heavy ewes to €187. A special sale of in-lamb full mouth ewes saw prices average €185 per head.”

Kilkenny Mart 10-01-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.18/kg or €155-€163/head:
  • 12 55kgs – €163;
  • 11 54kgs – €163;
  • 15 53kgs – €163;
  • 10 52kgs – €160;
  • 16 51kgs- €158;
  • 10 50kgs – €150.
Factory lambs – €2.90-€3.22/kg or €128-€153/head:
  • 13 48kgs – €153;
  • 10 47kgs – €150;
  • 11 46kgs – €148;
  • 12 45kgs – €136;
  • 10 44kgs – €135;
  • 8 43kgs – €129.
Store lambs – €2.78-€3.17/kg or €95-€130/head:
  • 10 42kgs – €127;
  • 10 41kgs – €130;
  • 8 39kgs – €112;
  • 17 38kgs – €108;
  • 10 36kgs – €100;
  • 8 35kgs – €98.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €68-€187/head;
  • Cast rams – €110-€200/head:
Cattle prices:

According to George Candler, just over 400 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s first cattle sale of 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported an “excellent trade all around” with a 100% clearance in both the heifer and cow rings; bullocks recorded a 99% clearance.

Speaking following the general cattle sale, he said:

“Friesian bullocks, beef/forward store-types, ranged from €2.05-€2.20/kg. The top price of the day was for a Limousin cull cow, weighing in at 865kgs at €2,140.”

See report with cattle prices.

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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