Tuesday, December 7, 2021
8 C
Galway
HomeBeefBullocks a ‘magnificent’ trade but heifers not as buoyant at Kilkenny
Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Bullocks a ‘magnificent’ trade but heifers not as buoyant at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 14-10-2021

According to George Candler, over 900 cattle were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, October 14th, 2021.

The livestock auctioneer reported that while a smaller entry went under the hammer, a “magnificent” trade prevailed for continental-bred bullocks.

“Some quality Friesian bullocks made up to €2.20/kg. Heifers, perhaps, not as buoyant as bullocks still recorded a 97% clearance, with cull cows achieving a 100 clearance.”

“Overall, there was much more life about in terms of trade with lots of customers,” Candler added.

Kilkenny Mart 14-10-2021:

Bullocks 1.70-€2.65/kg or €1,350-€1,980/head:
  • CH – 755kgs – €1,980;
  • LM – 730kgs – €1,750;
  • 4 FR – 725kgs – €1,450;
  • 2 CH – 710kgs – €1,860;
  • 3 AU – 600kgs – €1,700;
  • 9 AA – 629kgs – €1,510.
500-600kgs – €1.60-€2.88/kg or €800-€1,670/head:
  • 2 CH – 595kgs – €1,570;
  • 4 HE – 590kgs – €1,310;
  • LM – 580kgs – €1,670;
  • CH – 565kgs – €1,490;
  • 6 FR – 545kgs – €1,020;
  • 5 CH – 515kgs – €1,350.
400-500kgs – €1.65-€2.75/kg or €680-€1,370/head:
  • 3 CH – 495kgs – €1,370;
  • 3 CH – 490kgs – €1,310;
  • 4 AA – 485kgs – €1,080;
  • 2 LM – 475kgs – €1,280;
  • 4 FR – 460kgs – €950;
  • 11 FR – 430kgs – €870.
<400kgs – €2.03-€3.03/kg or €640-€1,150/head:
  • 2 LM – 380kgs – €1,150;
  • 4 SI – 375kgs – €800;
  • 2 LM – 370kgs – €950;
  • LM – 355kgs – €1,010;
  • 3 continentals – 310kgs – €890;
  • 8 LM – 290kgs – €780.
Beef heifers – €1.90-€2.80/kg or €1,160-€1,660/head:
  • 2 AA – 670kgs – €1590;
  • 1 LM – 660kgs – €1,660;
  • 2 AA – 650kgs – €1,350;
  • CH – 645kgs – €1,570;
  • LM – 630kgs – €1,760;
  • LM – 580kgs – €1,550.
Cull cow prices:
  • Continentals – €1.40-€2.20/kg;
  • Friesians – €1.00-€1.75/kg.
Forward store heifers – €1.80-€3.06/kg or €860-€1,760/head:
  • 1 LM – 490kgs – €1,500;
  • 2 continentals – 485kgs – €1,190;
  • 3 continentals – 465kgs – €1,130;
  • 3 AA – 460kgs – €1,020;
  • 2 CH – 425kgs – €1,100.
Light store heifers – €1.60-€2.30/kg or €500-€890/head:
  • 4 CH – 395kgs – €840;
  • 4 HE – 385kgs – €700;
  • AA – 315kgs – €600;
  • 4 LM – 390kgs – €890;
  • 4 HE – 320kgs – €660.
Last week’s sale:

According to George Candler, Kilkenny Mart held its largest sale of the year on Thursday, October 7th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that some 1,300 lots were on offer at its weekly cattle sale.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “Quality was not as good as other weeks. Heifer prices were down €20-€40/head compared to last week’s returns.”

“Some plainer-type bullocks were also more difficult to sell,” Candler remarked.

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.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular