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Lambs back €14/head at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 28-06-2021

According to George Candler, over 600 entries were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, June 28th, 2021.

He reported that the larger entry met with reductions as high at €14/head compared to the previous weeks.

Speaking following the weekly sheep sale, Candler said:

“Returns proved disappointing with lamb prices reduced by €6 to €10 per head and, in cases, up to €14 per head compared to last week’s sale.”

“40 to 50-kilo lambs averaged €125 still ahead of 2020 returns which were €114.20. The 50 to 60-kilo lamb averaged €132.35 compared to €122 per head in 2020.”

“The one bright spot in the sale was the cull ewe trade, which returned an average of €145 compared to €101 on the same sale last year.”

“Hopefully after a slip in returns in the past two weeks, prices will stabilise,” the auctioneer added.

Kilkenny Mart 28-06-2021:

Butcher lambs – €2.35-€2.65/kg or €128-€135/head:
  • 5 57kgs – €135;
  • 11 56kgs – €133;
  • 10 54kgs – €133;
  • 19 53kgs – €132;
  • 13 51kgs – €133;
  • 10 50kgs – €132.
Factory lambs – €2.70-€2.95/kg or €112-€132/head:
  • 8 47kgs – €132;
  • 10 46kgs – €126;
  • 8 45kgs – €132;
  • 7 44kgs – €121;
  • 11 43kgs – €122;
  • 10 42kgs – €115.
Store lambs – €2.50-€2.85/kg or €88-€117/head:
  • 12 41kgs – €117;
  • 5 40kgs – €104;
  • 8 35kgs – €90;
  • 4 38kgs – €106;
  • 5 37kgs – €96;
  • 8 36kgs – €94.

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 21-06-2021

According to George Candler, a slightly larger entry comprising some 550 lots went under the hammer at a sheep sale at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, June 21st, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that lamb prices were back €5-€8/head compared to the previous weeks.

Speaking following the sheep sale, he said: “A noticeable slip in the lamb trade in Kilkenny with prices reduced by €3 to €8 per head compared to last week. Cull ewes continue to sell well with a top call of €193 per head.”

Kilkenny Mart 21-06-2021

Butcher lambs – €2.65-€3.06/kg or €142-€155/head:
  • 10 58kgs – €155;
  • 5 54kgs – €150;
  • 11 52kgs – €147;
  • 12 50kgs – €146;
  • 5 49kgs – €144;
  • 12 48kgs – €147.
Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.17/kg or €120-€145/head:
  • 6 46kgs – €145;
  • 10 45kgs – €142;
  • 12 44kgs – €137;
  • 11 43kgs – €132;
  • 10 42kgs – €133;
  • 8 40kgs – €136.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €55-€193/head.
Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep and calf sale – Mondays at 10 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am. You can find more here.

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