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Butcher and factory lamb prices up at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 23-08-2021

According to George Candler, some 750 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, August 23rd. 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that there was a small number of butcher and factory-type lambs on offer.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “More store lambs on offer than usual.”

“A sharper trade for all lambs. Cull ewes were a shade easier, but still peaked at €189/head for 100kgs.”

“Another good-sized sale of sheep with all types of lambs in demand with the butcher and factory lambs increasing in price from last week’s returns.”

“Breeding ewe customers scarcer with a top call in this sector of €230.”

Kilkenny Mart 23-08-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.40-€2.76/kg or €128-€143/head:
  • 5 57kgs – €142;
  • 4 56kgs – €137;
  • 10 54kgs – €143;
  • 5 52kgs – €142;
  • 11 51kgs – €137;
  • 25 49kgs – €135.
Factory lambs – €2.50-€2.85/kg or €108-€137/head:
  • 18 48kgs – €137;
  • 15 47kgs – €132;
  • 16 46kgs – €124;
  • 30 44kgs – €121;
  • 10 43kgs – €117;
  • 8 42kgs – €111.
Store lambs – €2.50-€3.06/kg or €80-€107/head:
  • 19 39kgs – €104;
  • 32 37kgs – €100;
  • 8 35kgs – €91;
  • 8 34kgs – €104;
  • 10 31kgs – €89;
  • 8 34kgs – €104.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes – €50-€184/head;
  • Breeding hoggets – €170-€230/head;
  • 2 and 4-year-old breeding ewes – €145-€190/head.

Sheep prices: 16-08-2021

According to George Candler, over 1,200 sheep were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, August 16th, 2021.

The entry included a special sale of ewe lambs and breeding hoggets, which peaked at €270/head.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that butcher-type lambs sold to €149 (56kgs), and cull ewes climbed to €214/head.

“A bigger sale in Kilkenny with cull ewes and lambs meeting a good solid trade resulting in a 99% clearance.”

“Breeding hoggets peaked at €270, but a number of hoggets did not reach the sellers’ expectations,” Candler remarked.

Summary:

  • Butcher lambs – €2.60-€2.93/kg or €128-€149/head;
  • Factory lambs – €2.55-€2.81/kg or €108-€125/head;
  • Store lambs – €2.45-€3.00/kg or €85-€105/head;
  • Cast ewes – €56-€214/head;
  • Hogget ewes – €150-€270/head;
  • Ewe lambs – €110-€145/head.
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 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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