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Cull ewes to €208/hd in ‘sharp’ trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 26-07-2021

According to George Candler, some 600 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, July 26th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade “remained steady”.

“Cull ewes were a bit sharper with a top call of €208/head for 106kgs. Lambs peaked at €130/head.”

Kilkenny Mart 26-07-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.24-€2.76/kg or €118-€139/head:
  • 10 62kgs – €139;
  • 22 52kgs – €139;
  • 10 50kgs – €138;
  • 19 49kgs – €133;
  • 39 48kgs – €132;
  • 8 47kgs – €128.
Factory lambs – €2.60-€2.76/kg or €108-€136/head:
  • 12 46kgs – €126;
  • 19 45kgs – €122;
  • 22 44kgs – €122;
  • 10 43kgs – €111;
  • 5 42kgs – €113;
  • 12 41kgs – €113.
Store lambs – €2.60-€2.88/kg or €92-€106/head:
  • 11 40kgs – €106;
  • 10 39kgs – €103;
  • 13 36kgs – €94;
  • 14 35kgs – €98;
  • 15 34kgs – €96;
  • 14 33kgs – €95.

Sheep prices at Kilkenny Mart last week

According to George Candler, over 600 sheep were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, July 19th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that both lambs and cull ewes were easier.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “A quieter tone to this week’s sheep sale with a reduction in both spring lamb and cull ewes returns.”

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“Lamb prices reduced by €2 to €6 per head with cull ewes peaking at €166 as opposed to €202 last week,” he added.

Butcher lambs – €2.45-€3.02/kg or €128-€148/head:
  • 5 59kgs – €148;
  • 13 47kgs – €134;
  • 10 51kgs – €143;
  • 14 50kgs – €145;
  • 15 49kgs – €148;
  • 13 48kgs – €140.
Factory lambs – €2.45-€2.80/kg or €110-€130/head:
  • 10 46kgs – €129;
  • 12 45kgs – €122;
  • 18 44kgs – €120;
  • 10 43kgs – €114;
  • 12 42kg – €114;
  • 14 41kgs – €111.
Store lambs – €2.55-€2.95/kg or €93-€115/head:
  • 10 40kgs – €107;
  • 4 39.5kgs – €115;
  • 10 39kgs – €108;
  • 20 36kgs – €102;
  • 16 35kgs – €98;
  • 10 33kgs – €97.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes – €80-€166/head.

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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