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Cull ewes to €230/hd at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 28-03-2022

According to George Candler, some 450 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Tuesday, March 28th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that hoggets/lambs sold to a top call of €172/head, while cull ewes peaked at €230/head.

Kilkenny Mart 28-03-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.30/kg or €156-€172/head:

  • 17 58kgs – €170;
  • 10 54kgs – €168;
  • 20 56kgs – €170;
  • 15 55kgs – €172;
  • 10 53kgs – €171;
  • 10 50kgs – €165.

Factory lambs – €3.15-€3.68/kg or €128-€163/head:

  • 11 45kgs – €163;
  • 8 44kgs – €162;
  • 8 43kgs – €138;
  • 7 42kgs – €137;
  • 10 41kgs – €133;
  • 8 40kgs – €130.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €117-€230/head.

Dairy cattle:

  • Friesian maiden heifers – €550-€750/head
  • In-calf Friesian cows/heifers – €1,000-€1,500/head;
  • Freshly calved Friesian heifers – €1,100-€2,080/head;
  • Freshly calved Friesian cows – €1,050-€1,800/head.
Last week’s cattle sale

According to George Candler, some 1,500 cattle crossed the sales at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, March 24th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that this was “one of the biggest sales in the last few years” at the mart.

He noted that the turnover was “marginally short” of €1.5 million.

Candler explained that forward and beef-type heifers and bullocks met with an “excellent” trade, while plain, light cattle were “a bit more difficult to sell”.

  • Bullocks: 600+ – €2.00-€3.08/kg or €1,250-€2,210/head;
  •  500-600kgs – €1.80-€3.20/kg or €1,180-€1,950/head;
  •  400-500kgs – €1.80-€3.19/kg or €950-€1,580/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.80-€3.19/kg or €950-€1,580/head;
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.05-€2.30/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.60-€2.68/kg;
  • Beef heifers – €2.00-€2.94/kg or €1,280-€2,090/head;
  • Forward store heifers – €1.80-€3.04/kg or €980-€1,290/head:
  • Light store heifers – €1.70-€3.11/kg or €580-€1,170/head.
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.

Read a report from last week’s sale.

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