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Kilkenny: Bullocks to €2,820 and cull cows to €2,660 in ‘strong’ trade

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 19-05-2022

According to George Candler, some 850 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, May 18th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that “another good yard of cattle experienced no let-up in the strong trade we have been experiencing over the past few weeks”.

“All cattle are now in demand with Friesian bullocks to €2.75/kg. Cull cows attracted a top call of €2,660, while bullocks peaked at €2,820 and heifers sold to €2,350,” Candler remarked.

Kilkenny Mart 19-05-2022

Bullocks – 600kgs – €2.40-€3.55/kg or €1,540-€2,820/head:

  • 2 HE – 655kgs – €2,000;
  • AA – 840kgs – €2,820;
  • 4 AA – 790kgs – €2,690;
  • 2 LM – 640kgs – €2,020;
  • 6 FR – 620kgs – €1,690;
  • 2 CH – 675kgs – €2,010.

500-600kgs – €2.50-€3.65/kg or €1,280-€2,130/head:

  • 2 CH – 530kgs – €1,790;
  • LM – 590kgs – €2,130;
  • 3 HE – 585kgs – €1,670;
  • 4 BB – 535kgs – €1,550;
  • 2 LM – 515kgs – €1,590;
  • 2 FR – 505kgs – €1,300.

400-500kgs – €2.05-€3.35/kg or €920-€1,570/head:

  • 2 LM – 495kgs – €1,570;
  • 3 CH – 475kgs – €1,450;
  • 6 FR – 460kgs – €1,120;
  • 2 AA – 455kgs – €1,250;
  • 2 AA – 420kgs – €1,140;
  • 5 FR – 415kgs – €990.

<400kgs – €1.60-€3.50/kg or €680-€1,240/head:

  • HE 395kgs – €1,050;
  • CH – 390kgs – €1,240;
  • 3 SH – 355kgs – €880;
  • 7 AA – 350kgs – €980;
  • 5 FR – 345kgs – €950;
  • 7 LM – 300kgs – €940.

Cull cow prices:

  • Continentals: €1.80-€3.00/kg;
  • Friesians – €1.50-€2.50/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.50-€3.43/kg or €1,500-€2,350/head:

  • 2 HE – 735kgs – €2,040;
  • CH – 685kgs – €2,350;
  • LM – 650kgs – €1,800;
  • LM – 620kgs – €1,740;
  • 2 AA – 610kgs – €1,700;
  • LM – 605kgs – €1,740.

Forward store heifers – €2.40-€3.43/kg or €1,250-€1,700/head:

  • 6 LM – 565kgs – €1,650;
  • 4 LM – 550kgs – €1,700;
  • 2 HE – 540kgs – €1,600;
  • 6 HE – 540kgs – €1,600;
  • 6 LM – 525kgs – €1,600;
  • LM – 490KGS – €1,680;
  • 2 AU – 480kgs – €1,400.

Light store heifers – €2.00-€3.00/kg or €680-€1,120/head:

  • 3 CH – 390kgs – €1,120;
  • 2 CH – 375kgs – €1,100;
  • 5 AA – 365kgs – €1,010;
  • 5 AA – 325kgs – €970;
  • 3 LM – 310kgs – €920;
  • 4 LM – 295kgs – €800.

Last week’s cattle prices

Read a report with 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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