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Sheep back €2-€6/hd at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 18-07-2022

According to George Candler, over 400 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, July 18th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that prices were back €2-€6 per head compared to last week’s returns.

Candler commented that a reduction in factory quotes did not reflect as “negatively on trade as expected”.

He explained that cull ewes peaked at €192, while lambs reached €168/head at this week’s sheep sale.

Kilkenny Mart 18-07-2022

Butcher lambs – €3.04-€3.20/kg or €150-€168/head:

  • 5 60kgs – €168;
  • 18 52kgs – €158;
  • 8 51kgs – €156;
  • 10 50kgs – €159;
  • 6 49kgs – €154;
  • 20 48kgs – €152.

Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.34/kg or €127-€147/head:

  • 16 47kgs – €147;
  • 15 46kgs – €145;
  • 27 45kgs – €143;
  • 12 44kgs – €147;
  • 20 43kgs – €133;
  • 10 42kgs – €127.

Store lambs – €2.80-€3.35/kg or €92-€120/head:

  • 8 41kgs – €120;
  • 10 40kgs – €112;
  • 10 39kgs – €115;
  • 12 38kgs – €113;
  • 7 37kgs – €110;
  • 5 36kgs – €102.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €94-€192/head.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, just under 700 lots passed through the ring at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 14th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that an “excellent” trade prevailed for heavy and forward store heifers and bullocks.

Meanwhile, lighter store heifers and bullocks met with an “easier” trade, especially plainer types.

Speaking following the general weekly cattle sale, he said:

“Warm weather here in Kilkenny perhaps was one of the factors that saw reduced numbers on offer.”

“The sale attracted much more bullocks and heifers in the 580 to 800 plus kilo bracket and all quality lots meet a good trade.”

Read a report from last week’s sale.

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.

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

 

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