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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Factory and store lambs back by €2-€4/head

Kilkenny Mart – 11-07-2022 – Sheep Prices

According to George Candler, factory and store lambs were back by €2-€4/head at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, July 11th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that lambs in the 50-60kg bracket met with a “stronger” trade, levelling at €3.04/kg or €160/head.

He outlined that some 480 lots came under the hammer at Monday’s sale.

Kilkenny Mart 11-07-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.29/kg or €152-€166/head:

  • 6 55kgs – €163;
  • 6 54kgs – €166;
  • 14 54kgs – €160;
  • 10 51kgs – €157;
  • 7 50kgs – €154;
  • 27 48kgs – €158.

Store lambs:

  • 6 41kgs – €137;
  • 12 40kgs – €131;
  • 10 39kgs – €119;
  • 7 38kgs – €126;
  • 10 37kgs – €100;
  • 10 36kgs – €99.

Other categories:

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  • First-rate cull ewes – €120-€263/head;
  • Second-rate cull ewes – €30-€110/head.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, just over 700 lots passed through the ring at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 7th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that there were fewer customers in the market for plainer-type bullocks and heifers.

He noted that “top-quality” beef-type bullocks and heifers met with a “steady” trade with no “significant” change in prices.

Furthermore, a reduction in cull cow numbers appeared to “stabilise the trade” with a top call of €2.90/kg for a continental, with a Belgian Blue cow soaring to €2,010.

Speaking following yesterday’s sale, the livestock auctioneer said:

“If this sale is anything to go by it, appears that beef bullocks and heifers are not as plentiful as previous weeks with many potential agents disappointed. Quality also was not as good as other weeks.”

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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