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Steady trade for smaller entry of sheep leads to full clearance at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 24-02-2022

According to George Candler, a much smaller sale comprising 200 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, January 24th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that sheep met with an easier trade compared to last week.

“The smaller numbers helped steady the trade with lambs/hoggets to a high of €156/head. Cull ewes peaked at €182/head. The sale resulted in a 100% clearance.”

Kilkenny Mart 24-01-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.80-€3.10/kg or €148-€156/head:
  • 10 55kgs – €156;
  • 12 54kgs – €155;
  • 8 53kgs – €152;
  • 20 52kgs – €152;
  • 10 51kgs – €151;
  • 10 50kgs – €155.
Factory lambs – €2.90-€3.13/kg or €125-€145/head:
  • 8 47kgs – €145;
  • 10 46kgs – €142;
  • 11 45kgs – €140;
  • 10 44kgs – €136;
  • 15 43kgs – €130;
  • 10 40kgs – €125.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €50-€182/head.
Dairy stock:
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cow-heifers and cows – €1,100-€1,700/head;
  • In-calf Friesian cows and cow-heifers – €850-€1,350/head.
Last week’s sheep prices

What George Candler described as a “disappointing” trade prevailed for lambs at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, January 17th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that hoggets/lambs were easier, with prices to €153/head as opposed to €163/head the previous week.

Furthermore, he noted that cull ewes met a “steady” trade with prices in this category to €183/head.

  • Butcher lambs – €2.55-€2.96/kg or €145-€153/head;
  • Factory lambs – €2.85-€3.05/kg or €125-€138/head;
  • Store lambs – €2.90-€3.21/kg or €95-€131/head;
  • Cast ewes – €76-€183/head.
Last week’s cattle sale

According to George Candler, Kilkenny Mart held a “somewhat smaller” sale of 800 lots on Thursday, January 20th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all entries – bullocks, heifers, and cull cows – met a “vibrant” trade.

“Lots of buyers were anxious to secure stock. Overall, there was a short supply of beef bullocks and heifers.”

“Cull cows and heifers reported a 100% clearance, with a 98% clearance in the bullock ring,” the auctioneer added.

See report with prices.

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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