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Kilkenny: Sheep prices up €2-€4/hd with highs of €149

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 10-10-2022

According to George Candler, some 800 lots changed hands at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, October 10th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a larger entry went under the hammer compared to the previous week.

Trade, he said, was sharper by €2-€4/head compared to the previous week’s returns.

Butcher lambs topped out at €149/head, while factory lambs soared to €130/head, store lambs hit €115/head in what Candler described as an “excellent” trade, while cull ewes ranged from €60-€188/head.

Butcher lambs – €2.65-€3.05/kg or €138-€149/head:
  • 20 53kgs – €142;
  • 18 52kgs – €142;
  • 10 51kgs – €143;
  • 5 50kgs – €149;
  • 10 49kgs – €148;
  • 6 48kgs – €142.

Factory lambs – €2.70-€2.90/kg or €118-€130/head:

  • 13 46kgs – €130;
  • 11 45kgs – €125;
  • 10 44kgs – €121;
  • 8 43kgs – €118;
  • 23 42kgs – €120;
  • 11 41kgs – €119.

Store lambs – €2.70-€3.05/kg or €88-€115/head:

  • 25 39kgs – €114;
  • 24 38kgs – €115;
  • 22 37kgs – €109;
  • 10 36kgs – €103;
  • 8 35kgs – €105;
  • 15 33kgs – €89.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €60-€188/head

Dairy stock:

  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,750-€2,600.
Last week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, some 500 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, 03-10-2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a “similar” trade prevailed to last week, with more customers operating.

As a result, “quality” butcher/factory-type entries met with a “sharper” trade with prices to €147/head for lambs and cast ewes to €160/head.

Summary:

  • Butcher lambs – €2.60-€2.75/kg or €132-€147/head;
  • Factory lambs – €2.65-€2.91/kg or €118-€133/head;
  • Store lambs – €2.65-€3.05/kg or €78-€118/head;
  • Cast ewes – €60-€160/head.

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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