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Smaller entry leads to ‘excellent’ trade for lambs at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 11-10-2021

According to George Candler, a small entry comprising some 450 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, October 11th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a smaller sale resulted in an “excellent trade for all lambs”.

He reported that store lambs sold to €112, while butcher-types topped out at €144/head and cull ewes climbed to €125.

Kilkenny Mart 11-10-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.55-€2.83/kg or €128-€144/head:
  • 10 48kgs – €136;
  • 16 55kgs – €142;
  • 10 54kgs – €144;
  • 8 52kgs – €142;
  • 10 50kgs – €140;
  • 10 46kgs – €130.
Factory lambs – €2.75-€2.90/kg or €112-€129/head:
  • 10 45kgs – €129;
  • 10 44kgs – €127;
  • 8 43kgs – €123;
  • 12 42kgs – €118;
  • 8 41kgs – €114;
  • 8 40kgs – €112.
Store lambs – €2.80-€3.38/kg or €88-€112/head:
  • 10 39kgs – €111;
  • 9 38kgs – €112;
  • 20 36kgs – €112;
  • 13 35kgs – €110;
  • 10 34kgs – €108;
  • 13 32kgs – €108.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €70-€121/head.
Sheep prices at Kilkenny Mart last week

According to George Candler, over 600 sheep were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, October 4th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “lively trade all round” for lambs and cull ewes at this week’s sheep sale.

“A similar size sale to last week with all lambs meeting an excellent trade. Cull ewes were of lesser quality compared to other weeks.”

“Breeding hoggets were difficult to sell with a top call of €200. This price was the exception rather than the rule,” Candler added.

Summary:

  • Butcher lambs – €2.50-€2.82/kg or €130-€144/head;
  • Factory lambs – €2.50-€2.82/kg or €110-€127/head;
  • Store lambs – €2.70-€3.08/kg or €80-€114/head.

Read the full report.

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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