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Kilkenny: Lighter store bullocks and heifers an ‘easier’ trade

Kilkenny Mart – George Candler – 14-07-2022

According to George Candler, just under 700 lots passed through the ring at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 14th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that an “excellent” trade prevailed for heavy and forward store heifers and bullocks.

Meanwhile, lighter store heifers and bullocks met with an “easier” trade, especially plainer types.

Speaking following the general weekly cattle sale, he said:

“Warm weather here in Kilkenny perhaps was one of the factors that saw reduced numbers on offer.”

“The sale attracted much more bullocks and heifers in the 580 to 800 plus kilo bracket and all quality lots meet a good trade.”

“Cull cow numbers were reduced with only 50 on offer which was a 50% reduction on last week’s numbers. The top call in this sector was €2,060,” he noted.

Kilkenny Mart 14-07-2022

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.30-€2.20/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.70-€3.11/kg.

600kgs+ – €1.80-€3.14/kg or €1,400-€2,370/head:

  • 4 SI – 830kgs – €2,370;
  • 4 SI – 755kgs – €2,320;
  • CH – 740kgs – €2,270;
  • 2 LM – 705kgs – €2,140;
  • 4 FR – 665kgs – €1,530;
  • 5 LM – 605kgs – €1,760.

500-600kgs – €1.70-€3.00/kg or €980-€1,710/head:

  • 2 SI – 590kgs – €1,430;
  • 3 CH – 575kgs – €1,600;
  • LM – 570kgs – €1,710;
  • 4 LM – 520kgs – €1,350;
  • 4 continentals – 515kgs – €1,380;
  • 4 HE – 505kgs – €1,170.

400-500kgs – €1.80-€3.05/kg or €820-€1,440/head:

  • LM – 490kgs – €1,440;
  • 2 continentals – 475kgs – €1,400;
  • 4 CH – 465kgs – €1,420;
  • 2 AA – 460kgs – €1,150;
  • 10 HE – 425kgs €1,110;
  • 4 FR – 420kgs – €850.

<400kgs – €1.60-€3.14/kg or €480-€1,120/head:

  • 4 AA – 395kgs – €1,010;
  • 3 M – 385kgs – €1,120;
  • 2 FR – 375kgs – €770;
  • 3 HE – 335kgs – €750;
  • 4 LM – 330kgs – €950;
  • 2 continentals – 255kgs – €690.

Beef heifers – €2.33-€3.01/kg or €1,400-€1,920/head:

  • AU – 665kgs – €1,920;
  • LM – 655kgs – €1,920;
  • HE – 630kgs – €1,600;
  • CH – 615kgs – €1,850;
  • Continental – 610kgs – €1,720;
  • 2 AA – 600kgs – €1,400.

Forward store heifers – €2.30-€3.19/kg or €1,100-€1,850/head:

  • 3 CH – 585kgs – €1,640;
  • 2 LM – 580kgs – €1,850;
  • AU – 560kgs – €1,780;
  • 4 AA – 550kgs – €1,420;
  • 5 CH – 525kgs – €1,460;
  • 2 HE – 500kgs – €1,200.

Light store heifers – €1.70-€2.78/kg or €680-€1,070/head:

  • 6 LM – 395kgs – €940;
  • 3 AA – 390kgs – €940;
  • BA – 355kgs – €1,070;
  • 4 LM – 350kgs – €860;
  • 4 HE – 340kgs – €680;
  • 2 CH – 290kgs – €740.

Read a report from last week’s sale.

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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