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‘Disappointing’ trade for lambs with prices to €153/hd at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 17-01-2022

What George Candler described as a “disappointing” trade prevailed for lambs at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, January 17th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that hoggets/lambs were easier this week, with prices to €153/head as opposed to €163/head last week.

Furthermore, he noted that cull ewes met a “steady” trade with prices in this category to €183/head.

Kilkenny Mart 17-01-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.55-€2.96/kg or €145-€153/head:
  • 10 60kgs – €153;
  • 10 55kgs – €148;
  • 8 53kgs – €150;
  • 20 52kgs – €145;
  • 12 51kgs – €150;
  • 20 50kgs – €148.
Factory lambs – €2.85-€3.05/kg or €125-€138/head:
  • 38 48kgs – €137;
  • 10 46kgs – €136;
  • 18 45kgs – €131;
  • 8 44kgs – €130;
  • 7 43kgs – €130;
  • 8 42kgs – €128.
Store lambs – €2.90-€3.21/kg or €95-€131/head:
  • 22 41kgs – €131;
  • 10 40kgs – €128;
  • 12 39kgs – €125;
  • 8 37kgs – €118;
  • 10 36kgs – €115;
  • 8 35kgs – €103.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €76-€183/head.
Last week’s sheep sale:

According to George Candler, some 550 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, January 10th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a slightly larger entry was on offer than at its last sale of 2021.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “There were marginal reductions by €2-€5 per head in cases.”

“Cull ewes and rams saw a much better trade with a top call of €200 for cull rams with heavy ewes to €187. A special sale of in-lamb full mouth ewes saw prices average €185 per 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:

See more mart reports.

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