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Cull ewes to €200 and hoggets to €166 in ‘lively’ trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 14-03-2022

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

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all sheep met with a “lively” trade with lambs/hoggets to €166/head and cull ewes to €200.

He explained that this led to a full clearance.

Kilkenny Mart 14-03-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.75-€3.28/kg or €158-€166/head:

  • 18 60kgs – €166;
  • 15 56kgs – €166;
  • 22 55kgs – €164;
  • 10 54kgs – €165;
  • 10 52kgs – €165;
  • 20 50kgs – €164.

Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.70/kg or €140-159/head:

  • 10 49kgs – €159;
  • 8 47kgs – €143;
  • 8 46kgs – €147;
  • 12 45kgs – €142;
  • 8 42kgs – €140;
  • 10 40kgs – €148.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €60-€200/head.
Last week’s sheep sale:

According to George Candler, some 300 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, February 28th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade was “not as buoyant” as the previous week.

He explained that lambs reached €166/head, while cull ewes peaked at €185/head.

  • Butcher lambs – €2.80-€3.12/kg or €150-€166/head;
  • Factory lambs – €3.10-€3.30/kg or €132-€152/head;
  • Cast ewes – €70-€185/head.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, just over 1,200 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s general cattle sale on Thursday, March 10th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that plainer-type cattle “may have been a somewhat easier trade” with poorer ground conditions cited as the possible reason for this.

Besides, he noted that beef-type and forward store-type bullocks met an “excellent” trade, while cull cows were “on fire”.

Furthermore, the cull cow ring generated the top price of €2,560, a price that it recorded for a 935kg Simmental-cross, while bullocks hit €2,280 and heifers topped out at €2,090.

Kilkenny Mart 10-03-2022:

  • Bullocks 600kgs+ – €2.15-€3.12/kg or €1,340-€2,280/head:
  • 500-600kgs – €1.95-€2.95/kg or €1,000-€1,750/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.70-€3.20/kg or €680-€1,440/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.70-€3.20/kg or €500-€1,110/head;
  • Cull cows: Friesians – €1.25-€2.16/kg and continentals – €1.60-€2.74/kg;
  • Beef heifers – €2.20-€3.02/kg or €1,400-€2,090/head;
  • Forward store heifers – €2.30-€2.70/kg or €980-€1,400;
  • Light store hiefers – €1.80-€3.26/kg of €600-€1,070/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.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports.

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