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Cull ewes to €184/head at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 24-05-2021

According to George Candler, some 500 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, May 24th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported another “good, solid trade” for spring lambs and cull ewes. Lambs peaked at €180/head, while cull ewes topped out at €184/head.

“The sheep trade was similar to last week with no great change. Our dairy sales attracting much smaller numbers with next Monday being our last weekly dairy sale. Our dairy sales will be held fortnightly thereafter.”

Kilkenny Mart 24-05-2021:

Butcher lambs – €3.16-€3.80/kg or €162-€180/head:
  • 5 56kgs – €178;
  • 16 52kg – €178;
  • 9 49kgs – €180;
  • 7 48kgs – €177;
  • 5 46kgs – €175;
  • 14 45kgs – €164.
Factory lambs – €3.45/kg or €3.68/kg or €140-€162/head:
  • 14 44kgs – €162;
  • 15 43kgs – €155;
  • 12 42kgs – €151;
  • 23 41kgs – €144;
  • 10 40kgs – €140.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €87-€186/head.
Dairy stock:
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,100-€1,780/head;
  • Friesian maiden heifers – €600-€800/head.

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Last week:

According to Candler, a larger entry comprising some 500 lots went under the hammer at the mart’s sheep sale.

He reported that spring lambs climbed to €174/head, while cull ewes reached €175/head.

  • Butcher lambs – €2.45-€3.81/kg or €150-€174/head;
  • Factory lambs – €3.65-€3.85/kg or €150-€158/head;
  • Hoggets – €2.75-€3.28/kg or €120-€171/head;
  • Cast ewes – €70-€175/head.
Calf prices at Kilkenny Mart last week

According to George Candler, a smaller entry of some 220 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that “quality was not as good as last week”.

“Farmer buyers were in short supply, but exporters were operating for the lesser-type animal.”

Kilkenny Mart 18-05-2021:

  • First-rate Friesian bulls – €100-€160/head;
  • Second-rate Friesian bulls – €30-€80/head;
  • Continental bulls – €140-€300/head;
  • Continental heifers – €100-€280/head;
  • Aberdeen Angus/Hereford bulls – €100-€280/head;
  • Aberdeen Angus/Hereford heifers – €80-€270/head.
Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale – Mondays at 10 am with a dairy sale at 12 pm
  • Calf sale – Tuesdays at 11 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.

Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

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