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Cull ewes to €242 and spring lambs to €183 at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 23-05-2022

According to George Candler, some 500 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, May 23rd, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported an “excellent” trade for spring lambs with prices to €183/head. Cull ewes also recorded a full clearance with tops of €242/head.

Kilkenny Mart 23-05-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.80-€3.86/kg or €169-€183/head:

  • 2 65kgs – €183;
  • 18 53kgs – €182;
  • 18 52kgs – €180;
  • 17 50kgs – €179;
  • 12 49kgs – €179;
  • 8 47kgs – €173.

Factory lambs – €3.65-€3.95/kg or €150-€169/head:

  • 8 46kgs – €169;
  • 10 45kgs – €168;
  • 13 44kgs – €170;
  • 17 43kgs – €167;
  • 9 42kgs – €166;
  • 21 40kgs – €152.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €100-€242/head.

Last week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, some 350 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s most recent sheep sale on Monday, May 16th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a “good, solid” trade prevailed, with spring lambs to €184/head and cull ewes to €274/head.

  • Butcher lambs – €3.25-€3.77/kg or €165-€184/head;
  • Factory lambs – €3.75-€3.90/kg or €145-€166/head;
  • Cast ewes – €120-€274/head.

Last week’s cattle prices

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.

Read more on this report.

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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