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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.

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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: [email protected] 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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