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‘Lively’ trade for well-fleshed butcher and factory-types at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 27-09-2021

According to George Candler, some 600 entries were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, September 127th.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “good, solid trade” for all entries, with more interest for butcher and factory-type lambs.

He noted that cull ewes peaked at €158/head while breeding hoggets climbed to €240/head and breeding rams peaked at €610/head.

Speaking following the sale, Candler said: “A good, lively trade for all lambs, especially the well-fleshed butcher and factory-types. Store lambs are still selling well.”

Kilkenny Mart 27-09-2021: Sheep prices:

Butcher lambs – €2.45-€2.82/kg or €132-€146/head:
  • 10 59kgs – €146;
  • 8 55kgs – €146;
  • 5 53kgs – €144;
  • 14 52kgs – €138;
  • 19 51kgs – €136;
  • 8 50kgs – €141.

Factory lambs – €2.60-€2.79/kg or €111-€131/head:

  • 10 47kgs – €131;
  • 22 46kgs – €128;
  • 7 44kgs – €119;
  • 8 43kgs – €115;
  • 8 42kgs – €113;
  • 10 41kgs – €111.
Store lambs – €2.60-€3.09/kg or €80-€111/head:
  • 8 39kgs – €107;
  • 18 36kgs – €111 – ewe lambs;
  • 10 35kgs – €101;
  • 10 34kgs – €102;
  • 5 33kgs – €90;
  • 7 31kgs – €86.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes: €47-€158/head;
  • Charollais rams: €400-€610/head;
  • Suffolk rams: €350-€590/head.
Last week’s sheep prices:

According to George Candler, a smaller entry comprising some 650 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, September 20th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that store lambs sold “well” and “trade remained steady for all lots” at the weekly sheep sale.

“Both butcher and factory-type lambs met a good, solid trade,” he remarked. Read the full report.

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:

See more mart reports.

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