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‘The reported drop in quotes in the factory eased confidence somewhat’

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 15-09-2022

According to George Candler, a smaller entry of just under 1,200 lots crossed the scales at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, September 15th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that “quality lots in the bullock and heifer rings remained steady”.

He noted that “lesser-quality types were more difficult to get away”.

“The reported drop in quotes in the factory eased confidence somewhat. Plainer bullocks attracted fewer customers with €2.20/kg being the top call for €2.20/kg.”

Top-quality beef and forward store bullocks ranged from €2.65-€3.20/kg, while heifers changed hands for up to €2.85/kg.

Bullocks reached €2,420, while heifers topped out at €1,870 and cull cows soared to €1,950 at Thursday’s sale.

Kilkenny Mart 15-09-2022 

Cull cow prices:

  • First-rate cull cows – €1.30-€2.30/kg;
  • Second-rate cull cows – €0.60-€1.20/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.83/kg.
Beef heifers – €2.10-€2.89/kg or €1,260-€1,870/head:
  • SI – 720kgs – €1,830;
  • 2 CH – 695kgs – €1,870;
  • LM – 615kgs – €1,780;
  • AA – 605kgs – €1,380;
  • LM – 600kgs – €1,540;
  • 2 HE – 595kgs – €1,300.

Forward store heifers – €2.10-€2.83/kg or €980-€1,540/head:

  • 2 CH – 545kgs – €1,540;
  • 2 LM – 535kgs – €1,320;
  • CH – 515kgs – €1,240;
  • 2 CH – 495kgs – €1,360;
  • 7 LM – 465kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 LM – 450kgs – €1,200.

Light store heifers – €1.75-€2.85/kg or €550-€1,080/head:

  • 3 LM – 395kgs – €1,050;
  • CH – 385kgs – €1,080;
  • 7 AA – 375kgs – €860;
  • 4 CH – 360kgs – €850;
  • LM – 340kgs – €930;
  • 2 HE – 330kgs – €670.

Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.80-€3.09/kg or €950-€2,420/head:

  • LM – 810kgs – €2,420;
  • 3 AA – 800kgs – €2,020;
  • 2 CH – 775kgs €2,140;
  • 2 CH – 760kgs – €2,280;
  • 3 LM – 655kgs – €1,730;
  • 2 AA – 625kgs – €1,560.

500-600kgs – €1.70-€3.14/kg or €820-€1,850/head:

  • 4 CH – 595kgs – €1,770;
  • CH – 590kgs – €1,850;
  • 5 HE – 570kgs – €1,350;
  • 2 FR – 540kgs – €1,190;
  • 3 CH – 535kgs – €1,680;
  • 5 LM – 510kgs – €1,530.
400-500kgs – €1.60-€3.10/kg or €620-€1,510/head:
  • 5 FR – 490kgs – €1,050;
  • CH – 490kgs – €1,510;
  • 3 LM – 450kgs – €1,400;
  • 2 CH – 445kgs – €1,320;
  • 2 HE – 440kgs – €950;
  • 4 LM – 420kgs – €1,150.
<400kgs – €1.60-€2.89/kg or €450-€1,140/head:
  • 3 PI – 395kgs – €1,140;
  • CH – 385kgs – €1,100;
  • 4 AA – 375kgs – €850;
  • 2 HE – 340kgs – €680;
  • 4 AA – 285kgs – €600;
  • 3 HE – 240kgs – €520.

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:

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