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Cull ewes to €180 and fat lambs to €155 at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 15-08-2022

According to George Candler, a smaller entry went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, August 15th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that store lambs peaked at €121, while fat types topped out at €155 and cull ewes fetched €180.

Kilkenny Mart 15-08-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.67-€2.98/kg or €138-€155/head:

  • 9 52kgs – €155;
  • 7 50kgs – €147;
  • 9 52kgs – €152;
  • 5 49kgs – €140.

Factory lambs – €2.61-€2.98/kg or €110-€140/head:

  • 10 47kgs – €139;
  • 9 45kgs – €129;
  • 11 44kgs – €129;
  • 5 43kgs – €123.

Store lambs – €1.58-€3.27/kg or €60-€121/head:

  • 14 37kgs – €121;
  • 23 38kgs – €119;
  • 16 39kgs – €116;
  • 11 34kgs – €107.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €66-€180/head.

Cattle prices

According to George Candler, “quality” beef and forward store animals showed “little or no change” in price at Thursday’s (August 11th, 2022) cattle sale at Kilkenny Mart.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that plain bullocks and heifers were “more difficult” to sell due to lack of grass, and there were fewer customers for lighter types.

Some 850 cattle came under the hammer, with prices to €2,310/head in the bullock ring, heifers topped at €2,020 and cull cows peaked at €2.70/kg.

  • Beef heifers – €2.20-€2.81/kg or €1,480-€2,020/head;
  • Forward store heifers – €1.80-€3.24/kg or €850-€1,620/head;
  • Light store heifers – €1.70-€2.72/kg or €500-€1,060/head;
  • Bullocks 600kgs+ – €2.00-€3.00/kg or €1,500-€2,310/head;
  • 500-600kg bullocks – €1.80-€3.25/kg or €1,000-€1,760/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.80-€3.08/kg or €660-€1,550/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.60-€3.00/kg or €480-€1,070/head.

Read a full report from this 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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