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Sheep prices back €4-€5/hd with tops of €198 at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 27-06-2022

According to George Candler, some 500 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, June 27th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that prices were back €4-€6/head compared to the previous week’s return.

He noted that lambs peaked at €175/head, while cull ewes peaked at €198/head at its most recent sheep sale.

Kilkenny Mart 27-06-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.35/kg or €160-€175/head:

  • 5 59kgs – €175;
  • 4 54kgs – €165;
  • 8 52kgs – €161;
  • 23 51kgs – €163;
  • 9 50kgs – €168;
  • 13 49kgs – €164.

Factory lambs – €3.25-€3.47/kg or €134-€157/head:

  • 5 48kgs – €157;
  • 9 47kgs – €155;
  • 10 46kgs – €156;
  • 12 45kgs – €154;
  • 18 44kgs – €151;
  • 29 43kgs – €149.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €60-€198/head.

Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, the sale of 950 lots generated a turnover in excess of €1.1 million at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that prices reached €2,600 in the bullock ring, while heifers reached €1,900 at its most recent cattle sale.

He acknowledged a “definite reduction” for plain types with some Friesian bullocks back €20-€40/head as they ranged from €2.10-€2.30/kg.

He noted that: “On the plus side, beef type Friesians ranged from €2.40 to €2.65 per kilo.”

“The lack of rain which has restricted grass growth in this part of the country is another factor that is slowing the trade.”

“Quality beef type bullocks ranged from €2.65 to €3.47 per kilo with beef heifers ranging from €2.40 to €3.05 per kilo.”

“The top call for store bullocks at the sale was for 3 Charolais, weighing 315 kilo, at €1160 or €3.68/kg. So even allowing for the reduction in some classes, it was not all doom and gloom,” Candler concluded.

Last week’s cattle prices

Kilkenny Mart 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:

  • 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:

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To share your story, email – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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