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‘The suggestion of a price rise by factories is instilling more confidence’

Kilkenny Mart Report – Cattle Sale – 25-02-2021

Some 450 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, February 25th, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all lots, especially beef-type bullocks, and heifers, met a “sharper selling trade”.

“Numbers still remaining firm, but all types met a sharper trade, perhaps due to the promise of a better spell of weather. It is also possible that the suggestion of a price rise by factories is instilling more confidence.”

“Quality forward bullocks and heifers also selling very well. Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford-types are selling well, with most ranging from €1.85-€2.20/kg.”

Kilkenny Mart 25-02-2021 – Summary
Bullocks 600kgs+ – €1.80-€2.41/kg or €1,090-€1,980/head:
  • CH – 835kg – €1,980;
  • 2 LM – 720kg – €1,690;
  • LM – 710kg – €1,710;
  • 5 FR – 625kg – €1,180.
500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.51/kg or €920-€1,440/head;
  • LM – 585kg – €1,440;
  • 3 HE – 580kg – €1,120;
  • 4 FR – 560kg – €1,030;
  • 7 CH – 535kg – €1,270;
  • 5 AA – 520kg – €1,100;
  • 1 LM – 505kg – €1,220.
400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.40/kg or €680-€1,080/head:
  • 2 AA – 480kg – 41,050;
  • 2 LM – 470kg – €1,080;
  • 6 SI – 460kg – €940;
  • 2 CH – 475kg – €980;
  • 3 AA – 450kg – €950;
  • 2 CH – 445kg – €1,070.
<400kgs – €1.60-€2.55/kg or €440-€980/head:
  • LM – 385kg – €980;
  • 2 LM – 380kg – €800;
  • 5 continentals – 330kg – €800;
  • 7 continentals – 285kg – €620;
  • 1 continental – 375kg – €830.
Beef heifers – €2.00-€2.41/kg or €1,050-€1,540/head:
  • CH – 675kg – €1,450;
  • 2 LM – 615kg – €1,400;
  • 5 AA – 590kg – €1,270;
  • 2 continentals – 605kg – €1,340;
  • 2 BB – 595kg – €1,350.
Forward store heifers – €1.90-€2.40/kg or €780-€1,180/head:
  • 2 LM – 510kg – €1,180;
  • 5 AA – 420kg – €880;
  • 1 LM – 470kg – €1,130;
  • 3 AA – 440kg – €910;
  • 2 AA – 495kg – €1,050.
Store heifers – €2.00-€2.56/kg or €450-€930/head:
  • SI – 395kg – €930;
  • 3 LM – 385kg – €890;
  • 2 HE – 370kg – €740;
  • BB – 270kg – €690.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.10-€1.50/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.40-€1.95/kg.
Last week:

Some 500 entries were presented for sale at the mart on Thursday, February 18th, according to George Candler – see here.

  • Bullocks: 600kgs+ – €2.00-€2.50/kg or €1,250-€1,960/head:
  • 500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.42/kg or €900-€1,390/head:
  • 400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.44/kg or €500-€1,210/head:
  • <400kgs – €1.40-€2.80/kg or €500-€860/head:
  • Beef heifers – €2.20-€2.44/kg or €1,100-€1,550/head:
  • Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.65/kg or €980-€1,390/head:
  • Light store heifers – €1.80-€2.48/kg or €400-€900/head
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.10-€1.60/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.40-€1.96/kg.
Information:
  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: Info@kilkennymart.ie or phone: 056-7721407 or see the mart’s website.
Upcoming sales (online-only due to Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale– Mondays at 10 am with 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:

See more mart reports here.

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