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‘A quieter tone’ as lambs back €2-€6/hd at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 19-07-2021

According to George Candler, over 600 sheep were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, July 19th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that both lambs and cull ewes were easier at this week’s sheep sale.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “A quieter tone to this week’s sheep sale with a reduction in both spring lamb and cull ewes returns.”

“Lamb prices reduced by €2 to €6 per head with cull ewes peaking at €166 as opposed to €202 last week,” he added.

Kilkenny Mart 19-07-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.45-€3.02/kg or €128-€148/head:
  • 5 59kgs – €148;
  • 13 47kgs – €134;
  • 10 51kgs – €143;
  • 14 50kgs – €145;
  • 15 49kgs – €148;
  • 13 48kgs – €140.
Factory lambs – €2.45-€2.80/kg or €110-€130/head:
  • 10 46kgs – €129;
  • 12 45kgs – €122;
  • 18 44kgs – €120;
  • 10 43kgs – €114;
  • 12 42kg – €114;
  • 14 41kgs – €111.
Store lambs – €2.55-€2.95/kg or €93-€115/head:
  • 10 40kgs – €107;
  • 4 39.5kgs – €115;
  • 10 39kgs – €108;
  • 20 36kgs – €102;
  • 16 35kgs – €98;
  • 10 33kgs – €97.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes – €80-€166/head.
Cattle prices at last week’s sale:

According to George Candler, sales exceeded the €1 million barrier for the third consecutive week at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 15th, 2021.

He reported that a slightly smaller entry, comprising some 1,040 lots, went under the hammer.

“Beef and forward store bullocks and heifers still met an excellent trade. The good sales ring prices are attracting more sellers who would normally go directly to the factory.”

“The fact they know exactly what price they have secured is beneficial and are not at the mercy of deduction, e.g., non-QA, overage.”

“Trade continues strong for quality beef and store bullock and heifers, but lighter, Hereford heifers and plainer Friesian bullocks are more difficult to sell.”

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Upcoming sales:

  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am with 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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