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‘The want continues with the €174 barrier broken on a few occasions’

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 15-03-2021

Some 250 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, March 15th, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that numbers are “staying small” with a top call of €174 for 57kg entries. “The want continues with the €174 barrier broken on a few occasions.”

Kilkenny Mart 15-03-2021
Butchers’ lambs- €3.00-€3.36/kg or €155-€174/head:
  • 10 55kg – €173;
  • 12 57kg – €174;
  • 11 51kg – €170;
  • 11 50kg – €168;
  • 10 54kg – €173.
Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.33/kg or €128-€163/head:
  • 13 49kg – €163;
  • 13 48kg – €157;
  • 12 46kg – €149;
  • 8 45kg – €148;
  • 7 44kg – €143;
  • 6 43kg – €132.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €87-€154/head.
Dairy stock
  • Freshly calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,400-€2,440/head.

“The freshly calved Friesian heifers and cows continue to be an excellent trade, but buyers are becoming more selective and will pay in excess of €2,000 for the quality lots. Freshly calved Friesian heifers peaked at €2,440.”

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep sale – 08-03-2021

Some 300 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, March 8th, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported “another exceptionally good trade for both hoggets/lambs with the €170 mark achieved on a number of occasions”.

Kilkenny Mart 08-03-2021
Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.29/kg or €148-€170/head:
  • 10 49kg – €160;
  • 12 57kg – €170;
  • 10 55kg – €167;
  • 12 56kg – €165;
  • 8 54kg – €164;
  • 10 51kg – €168.
Factory lambs – €2.90-€3.28/kg or €124-€156/head:
  • 8 48kg – €156;
  • 7 46kg – €148;
  • 11 45kg – €144;
  • 8 43kg – €141;
  • 5 42kg – €137;
  • 4 41kg – €128.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes – €85-€167/head.
Dairy cows and heifers – 08-03-2021  
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,200-€2,520.
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 (online-only due to Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale – Mondays at 10 am with dairy sale at 12 pm
  • Calf sale – Tuesdays at 11 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.
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