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‘Noticeable slip’ of €5-€8/hd in sheep prices at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 21-06-2021

According to George Candler, a slightly larger entry comprising some 550 lots went under the hammer at a sheep sale at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, June 21st, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that lamb prices were back €5-€8/head compared to the previous weeks.

Speaking following the sheep sale, he said: “A noticeable slip in the lamb trade in Kilkenny with prices reduced by €3 to €8 per head compared to last week. Cull ewes continue to sell well with a top call of €193 per head.”

Kilkenny Mart 21-06-2021

Butcher lambs – €2.65-€3.06/kg or €142-€155/head:
  • 10 58kgs – €155;
  • 5 54kgs – €150;
  • 11 52kgs – €147;
  • 12 50kgs – €146;
  • 5 49kgs – €144;
  • 12 48kgs – €147.
Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.17/kg or €120-€145/head:
  • 6 46kgs – €145;
  • 10 45kgs – €142;
  • 12 44kgs – €137;
  • 11 43kgs – €132;
  • 10 42kgs – €133;
  • 8 40kgs – €136.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €55-€193/head.

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 14-06-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry of some 500 sheep met with a “sharp selling trade” at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, June 14th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that cull ewes sold to €215/head, while lambs reached €174/head, respectively.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “An excellent trade for all sheep today in Kilkenny with lambs achieving a good solid trade.”

“Cull ewes saw exceptional prices with a top call of €215 per head. Today, cull ewes averaged €148 .81 with €101 being the average price in 2020.”

“Lambs today averaged €148.81 with the equivalent average in 2020 been €114.18 per head,” he added.

Sheep prices:

  • Butcher lambs – €3.19-€3.28/kg or €148-€174/head;
  • Factory lambs – €3.25-€3.33/kg or €127-€151/head;
  • Cast ewes – €68-€215/head.
Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am. You can find more here.

Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports.

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