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‘Sizzling’ trade with prices to €2,300 at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 17-02-2022

According to George Candler, some 850 cattle turned out for Kilkenny Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, February 17th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that entries breached the €3.00/kg on “numerous occasions” at the general weekly cattle sale.

Following the sale, the said: “A similar sized-sale to last week with the trade best described as sizzling.”

“The top call in the bullock sector was for 5 Limousins 395kgs at €1360 which equates to €3.45/kg.”

“Beef bullocks peaked at €2,300. The cull cow trade is also experiencing elevated prices with a floor price for Friesians being €1.27/kg.

“Continental types, on the other hand, sold to €2.65/kg. Lastly, beef heifers peaked at €1,960 for a 660kg Charolais,” Candler added.

Kilkenny Mart 17-02-2022

Bullocks 600kgs+: €2.02-€3.25/kg or €1,380-€2,300/head:

CH – 845kgs – €2,300;

  • 5 HE – 730kgs – €1,740;
  • 3 LM – 705kgs – €1,720;
  • 2 LM – 665kgs – €2,160;
  • 6 FR – 650kgs – €1,500;
  • 1 CH – 630kgs – €1,910.
500-600kgs – €2.03-€3.23/kg or €1,050-€1,840/head:
  • 6 LM – 595kgs – €1,680;
  • 7 AA – 590kgs – €1,490;
  • 5 FR – 585kgs – €1,320;
  • CH – 570kgs – €1840;
  • 3 SI – 535kgs – €1,440;
  • 2 HE – 510kgs – €1,100.
400-500kgs – €1.80-€3.03/kg or €780-€1,390/head:
  • LM – 495kgs – €1,390;
  • 2 CH – 485kgs – €1,390;
  • 3 LM – 475kgs – €1,380;
  • 5 HE – 460kgs – €1,080;
  • 2 CH – 430kgs – €1,170;
  • 5 AA – 415kgs – €1,000.
<400kgs – €1.70-€3.45/kg or €580-€1,360/head:
  • 5 LM – 395kgs – €1,360;
  • 2 CH – 380kgs – €1,210;
  • 4 LM – 375kgs – €1,250;
  • 5 AA – 320kgs – €795;
  • 10 FR – 315kgs – €660;
  • 4 HE – 290kgs – €770.
Beef heifers – €2.20-€3.14/kg or €1,350-€1,960/head:
  • 2 CH – 715kgs – €1,940;
  • Also, 2 CH – 660kgs – €1,960;
  • 2 CH – 615kgs – €1,670;
  • 3 continentals – 610kgs – €1,790;
  • 2 CH – 600kgs – €1,790;
  • 2 LM – 590kgs – €1,080.
Forward store heifers – €2.00-€3.05/kg or €1,350-€1,960/head:
  • 3 HE – 585kgs – €1,540;
  • 2 LM – 555kgs – €1,690;
  • 2 LM – 495kgs – €1,390;
  • 1 SI – 460kgs – €1,260;
  • 5 HE – 455kgs – €1,080;
  • 5 AA – 415kgs – €1,000.
Light store heifers – €1.90-€3.06/kg or €500-€1,100/head:
  • 4 HE – 395kgs – €940;
  • LM – 390kgs – €1,100;
  • 2 LM – 380kgs – €1,050;
  • 2 AA – 315kgs – €760;
  • 7 LM – 305kgs – €860;
  • 3 CH – 235kgs – €720.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.27-€2.15/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.65/kg.
Mart reports:

How do these prices compare to last week?

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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