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Cull cows to €2,160 in ‘strong’ trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 13-01-2022

According to George Candler, some 950 cattle passed through the rings at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, January 13th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade “remained strong for all lots”.

“Numbers were boosted by an entry of almost 300 cull cows, which provided the best price of the day, that being €2,160 for a 970kg Charolais,” Candler remarked.

Kilkenny Mart 13-01-2021

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.85-€2.83/kg or €1,250-€1,980/head:
  • 2 AU – 810kgs – €1,980;
  • 6 CH – 620kgs – €1,530;
  • 2 LM – 735kgs – €1,780;
  • 2 HE – 690kgs – €1,570;
  • 4 AA – 610kgs – €1,380;
  • 2 LM – 605kgs – €1,450.
500-600kgs – €1.90-€2.75/kg or €950-€1,540/head:
  • 2 FR – 590kgs – €1,340;
  • LM – 580kgs – €1,540;
  • AA – 570kgs – €1,420;
  • 5 LM – 555kgs – €1,490;
  • 2 AA – 550kgs – €1,310;
  • 5 AU – 515kgs – €1,270.
400-500kgs – €1.65-€2.80/kg or €670-€1,330/head:
  • 2 FR – 495kgs – €1,030;
  • 2 AA – 490kgs – €1,280;
  • LM – 480kgs – €1,330;
  • 10 AA – 460kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 CH – 440kgs – €1,040;
  • CH – 435kgs – €1,040.
<400kgs – €1.70-€2.75/kg or €450-€1,010/head:
  • 2 LM – 395kgs – €1,010;
  • 7 AA – 390kgs – €880;
  • 5 HE – 355kgs – €750;
  • 6 AA – 340kgs – €820;
  • 10 FR – 300kgs – €520;
  • 5 HE – 295kgs – €700.

Cull cows:

  • 1st-rate Friesians – €1.40-€2.00/kg;
  • 2nd-rate Friesians – €1.00-€1.30/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.37/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.20-€2.84/kg or €1,280-€1,790/head:
  • LM – 680kgs – €1,790;
  • CH – 660kgs – €1,700;
  • 2 LM – 620kgs – €1,680;
  • CH – 615kgs – €1,620;
  • 2 LM – 600kgs – €1,510;
  • CH – 595kgs – €1,690.
Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.71/kg or €850-€1,340/head:
  • CH – 459kgs – €1,340;
  • 4 AA – 490kgs – €1,180
  • 5 BB – 465kgs – €1,090;
  • 3 BA – 450kgs – €1,140;
  • 3 AA – 430kgs – €1,030;
  • 2 HE – 420kgs – €890.
Light store heifers – €1.80-€2.30/kg or €490-€870/head:
  • HE – 395kgs – €870;
  • 5 AA – 390kgs – €870;
  • AU – 385kgs – €780;
  • 2 AA – 320kgs – €720;
  • 2 HE – 300kgs – €660;
  • 3 HE – 250kgs – €560.
Last week’s 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.”

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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.
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