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Kilkenny: Cull ewes to €274 and spring lambs to €184 in ‘solid’ trade

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 16-05-2022

According to George Candler, some 350 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s most recent sheep sale on Monday, May 16th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a “good, solid” trade prevailed, with spring lambs to €184/head and cull ewes to €274/head.

Kilkenny Mart 15-05-2022

Butcher lambs – €3.25-€3.77/kg or €165-€184/head:

  • 13 56kgs – €183;
  • 12 53kgs – €178;
  • 8 52kgs – €181;
  • 12 48kgs – €170;
  • 10 46kgs – €170;
  • 10 44kgs – €166.

Factory lambs – €3.75-€3.90/kg or €145-€166/head:

  • 8 43kgs – €166;
  • 20 42kgs – €164;
  • 17 41kgs – €160;
  • 5 38kgs – €145.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €120-€274/head

Dairy stock:

  • Freshly calved Friesian heifers – €1,200-€2,100;
  • Freshly calved Friesian cows – €1,000-€1,700/head.

Last week’s sheep sale

According to George Candler, some 400 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, May 9th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all sheep met with a “lively” trade with lambs to €184/head and hoggets to €270/head.

Butcher lambs – €3.40-€3.91/kg or €150-€184/head:

  • 3 54kgs – €184;
  • 3 49kgs – €176;
  • 5 46kgs – €174;
  • 15 45kgs – €169;
  • 14 43kgs – €168;
  • 20 41kgs – €150.

Hoggets – €2.40-€3.30/kg or €148-€176/head:

  • 15 64kgs – €159;
  • 17 62kgs – €176;
  • 10 53kgs – €165;
  • 20 50kgs – €157;
  • 20 48kgs – €154;
  • 10 46kgs – €152.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, a smaller entry of some 850 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, May 12th, 2022.

  • Bullocks 600kgs+ – €2.48-€3.41/kg or €1,540-€2,700/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €2.27/kg-€3.28/kg or €1,190-€1,930/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €2.10-€3.57/kg or €880-€1,570/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.80-€3.34/kg or €500-€1,200/head;
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.36-€2.45/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.70-€3.05/kg;
  • Beef heifers – €2.50-€3.33/kg or €1,700-€2,340;
  • Forward store heifers – €2.40-€3.18/kg or €1,280-€1,780/head;
  • Light store heifers – €2.23-€3.37/kg or €780-€1,340/head.
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:

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To share your story, email – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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