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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Cull ewes to €180 and lambs to €164/head at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 14-02-2022

According to George Candler, some 300 lots passed through the ring at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, February 14th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that the sheep trade “proved similar” to last week with “no variation”  in prices.

He added that lambs made to €164/head, while cull ewes peaked at €180/head.

Kilkenny Mart 14-02-2022:
Butcher lambs – €2.70-€3.12/kg or €150-€164/head:
  • 5 57kgs – €157;
  • 24 55kgs – €164;
  • 10 54kgs – €164;
  • 7 53kgs – €156;
  • 20 50kgs – €156;
  • 10 49kgs – €152.
Factory lambs – €2.90-€3.23/kg or €130-€155/head:
  • 15 48kgs – €155;
  • 10 47kgs – €150;
  • 8 46kgs – €144;
  • 7 45kgs – €139;
  • 12 44kgs – €132;
  • 6 43kgs – €130.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €70-€180/head.
Dairy sale

According to Candler, a dairy sale of 70 animals saw all lots meet a “vibrant trade”.

He explained that a 30-cow herd clearance sale sae entries averaged €1,334.

Prices ranged from €1,180 to €1,500 for cows, while in-calf Friesian heifers pushed from €1,250 to €1,500 per head.

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Last week’s cattle sale

“What will quality store cattle cost when grass starts to appear?” – that is the question George Candler, livestock auctioneer, posed when commenting on trade at Kilkenny Mart’s general cattle sale on Thursday, February 10th, 2022.

He reported another “excellent day’s trading with prices even better in cases, compared to last week’s Rolls Royce of a sale”. A selection of what he described as “top-quality” beef and forward store bullocks saw a price range of €2.50-€3.10/kg.

On the other hand, cull cows attracted a top price of €2,000 for an 845-kilo entry. He reported that continental culls reached €2.46/kg, while Friesians in this ring sold for up to €2.00/kg.

He also added that maiden heifers also met an “excellent” trade.

See prices.

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.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports.

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