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Kilkenny: Turnover reaches €1.18m mark at cattle sale

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 19-01-2023

According to George Candler, a larger entry comprising some 940 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s general cattle sale on Thursday, January 19th, 2023.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that turnover reached in excess of €1.188 million at its most sale.

Candler commented that “this was due to the magnificent prices generated by an electric trade for both beef and store-type animals”.

“An indication of how hot the trade was saw beef & forward store British Friesian bullocks range from €2.35 to €2.75 per kilo and quality continentals hit €2.80 to €3.35 per kilo.”

“Cull cows accounted for one-quarter (260 entries) of the animals on offer, and they recorded a 100% clearance, while 99% of the bullocks and heifers found new homes,” he added.

Kilkenny Mart 19-01-2023

  • Friesian cull cows – €1.27-€2.50/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.60-€2.76/kg;
  • Stock bulls up to €2,620 – CH bull, weighing 880kgs – €2.98/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.40-€3.10/kg or €1,480-€1,910/head:

  • CH – 665kgs – €1,910;
  • AU – 620kgs – €1,760;
  • FR – 605kgs – €1,600;
  • 2 LM – 600kgs – €1,790;
  • 2 AA – 590kgs – €1,830;
  • 7 AA – 580kgs – €1,700.

Forward store heifers – €2.35-€3.13/kg or €1,050-€1,340/head:

  • 2 BB – 485kgs – €1,340;
  • 5 HE – 455kgs – €1,180;
  • 4 AA – 450kgs – €1,270;
  • 2 CH – 445kgs – €1,260;
  • LM – 435kgs – €1,150;
  • 3 continentals – 415kgs – €1,300.

Light store heifers – €1.80-€3.30/kg or from €550-€1,080/head.

  • 3 LM – 370kgs – €1,080;
  • 4 SI – 360kgs – €970;
  • BB – 300kgs – €940;
  • 3 LM – 290kgs – €900.
  • 3 LM – 280kgs – €770;
  • 6 AA – 205kgs – €550.

Bullocks – €2.20-€3.20/kg or €1,300-€2,620/head:

  • 2 CH – 810kgs – €2,300;
  • SI – 800kgs – €2,220;
  • 2 LM – 675kgs – €2,160;
  • 2 CH – 670kgs – €2,080;
  • 4 FR – 610kgs – €1,600.

500-600kgs – €2.15-€3.36/kg or €1,160-€1,500/head:

  • 7 FR – 595kgs – €1,570;
  • 16 FR – 575kgs – €1,480;
  • 3 CH – 560kgs – €1,760;
  • 5 LM – 555kgs – €1,570;
  • 2 CH – 520kgs – €1,620;
  • 3 FR – 500kgs – €1,180.

400-500kgs – €1.80-€3.19/kg or €780-€1,500/head:

  • 3 AA – 498kgs – €1,500;
  • 8 LM – 495kgs – €1,480;
  • 8 FR – 490kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 AA – 465kgs – €1,180;
  • 5 HE – 455kgs – €1,100;
  • 2 AA – 420kgs – €1,160.

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: [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.

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