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Lambs to €150 in ‘phenomenal’ trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 18-10-2021

According to George Candler, some 650 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, October 18th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “phenomenal trade” for lambs, with butcher-types peaking at €150 and factory-types hitting €134.

He added that store lambs reached a top call of €115 at its weekly sheep sale.

Kilkenny Mart 18-10-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.70-€2.92/kg or €133-€150/head:
  • 10 54kgs – €150;
  • 10 53kgs – €139;
  • 12 52kgs – €146;
  • 8 51kgs – €142;
  • 11 50kgs – €140;
  • 10 49kgs – €143.
Factory lambs – €2.60-€2.91/kg or €114-€134/head:
  • 20 46kgs – €134;
  • 11 45kgs – €127;
  • 8 44kgs – €124;
  • 14 43kgs – €115;
  • 13 42kgs – €121;
  • 10 41kgs – €117.
Store lambs – €2.75-€3.05/kg or €88-€115/head:
  • 8 40kgs – €112;
  • 10 39kgs – €115;
  • 8 38kgs – €114;
  • 17 37kgs – €105;
  • 16 35kgs – €98;
  • 8 33kgs – €98.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €65-€148/head.
Dairy stock:
  • In-calf Friesian heifers – €1,100-€1,440/head;
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,100-€1,800/head.
Last week’s sale

According to George Candler, over 900 cattle were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, October 14th, 2021.

The livestock auctioneer reported that while a smaller entry went under the hammer, a “magnificent” trade prevailed for continental-bred bullocks.

“Some quality Friesian bullocks made up to €2.20/kg. Heifers, perhaps, not as buoyant as bullocks still recorded a 97% clearance, with cull cows achieving a 100 clearance.”

“Overall, there was much more life about in terms of trade with lots of customers,” Candler added.

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:

See more mart reports.

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