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Lambs to €170 but store customers ‘not as plentiful’ at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 20-12-2021

According to George Candler, some 400 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, December 20th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all sheep met with a “good, steady” trade.

He added that lambs sold to a top call of €170, while cull ewes peaked at €150/head.

He noted that “the sheep trade continues to perform well with prices holding firm”. “Customers for store lambs not as plentiful as other weeks,” the auctioneer remarked.

Kilkenny Mart 20-11-2021:

Butcher lambs – €3.05-€3.27/kg or €150-€170/head:
  • 10 54kgs – €170;
  • 18 53kgs – €170;
  • 11 52kgs – €169;
  • 10 51kgs – €163;
  • 31 50kgs – €156;
  • 26 49kgs – €160.
Factory lambs – €3.10-€3.36/kg or €130-€154/head:
  • 20 47kgs – €154;
  • 13 46kgs – €150;
  • 8 45kgs – €150;
  • 10 44kgs – €148;
  • 10 43kgs – €138;
  • 8 42kgs – €132.
Store lambs – €2.90-€3.32/kg or €90-€125/head:
  • 8 41kgs – €124;
  • 10 40kgs – €125;
  • 10 37kgs – €123;
  • 6 36kgs – €107;
  • 12 34kgs – €100;
  • 8 33kgs – €97.

Last week’s cattle sale

Kilkenny Mart finished 2021 on a “high” note with an “excellent” trade at its final cattle sale of the year on Thursday, December 16th, 2021.

That is according to livestock auctioneer, George Candler, who reported that some 750 entries, including over 200 cull cows, passed through the rings.

Summary:

  • Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.80-€2.60/kg or €970-€2,010/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.75-€2.62/kg or €930-€1,560/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.80-€1.76/kg or €820-€1,350/head;
  • Beef heifers – €2.10-€2.43/kg or €1,060-€1,490/head;
  • Forward stores – €190-€2.57/kg or €880-€1,170/head;
  • Light store heifers – €1.70-€2.51/kg or €480-€990/head.
Cull cows:
  • First-rate Friesians – €1.40-€2.00/kg;
  • Second-rate Friesians – €0.78-€1.30/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.50-€2.55/kg. Top price: €2,150 for 900kg entry.
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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