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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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‘Cattle, especially plain Friesian-types, are showing effects of poor weather’

Kilkenny Mart – cattle prices – 28-10-2021

According to George Candler, some 1,150 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, October 28th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that quality store heifers and bullocks “sold well” at its weekly general cattle sale.

“A lot of cattle, especially plain Friesian-types, are showing effects of poor weather conditions. Cull cows also reduced in prices, especially those just out of the parlour,” he added.

Kilkenny Mart 28-10-2021

Bullocks 600kgs – €1.70-€2.70/kg or €1,260-€1,920/head:
  • AA – 835kgs – €1,92;
  • CH – 670kgs – €1,730;
  • 3 LM – 650kgs – €1,660;
  • 1 continental – 645kgs – €1,730;
  • 6 AA – 625kgs – €1,400;
  • 6 AA – 620kgs – €1,400.
500-600kgs – €1.60-€2.75/kg or €800-€1,590/head:
  • 2 continentals – 585kgs – €1,590;
  • LM – 595kgs – €1,540;
  • 2 AA – 580kgs – €1,290;
  • 1 FR – 525kgs – €1,080;
  • 2 LM – 540kgs – €1,360;
  • 3 AU – 525kgs – €1,380.
400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.70/kg or €650-€1,320/head:
  • LM – 495kgs – €1,320;
  • 2 BB – 490kgs – €1,090;
  • 2 LM – 485kgs – €1,230;
  • 8 HE – 450kgs – €950;
  • 7 FR – 445kgs – €930;
  • 5 AA – 425kgs – €940.
<400kgs – €1.50-€2.76/kg or €500-€1,090/ead:
  • CH – 395kgs – €1,090;
  • 3 AA – 390kgs – €810;
  • 5 HE – 380kgs – €810;
  • 3 SI – 350kgs – €900;
  • 1 CH – 345kgs – €920;
  • 2 HE – 320kgs – €680.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €0.70-€1.75/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.30-€2.20/kg.
Beef heifers – €1.90-€2.46/kg or €1,150-€2,180/head:
  • CH – 885kgs – €2,180;
  • 2 CH – 810kgs – €1,610;
  • 5 HE – 710kgs – €1,510;
  • 3 CH – 650kgs – €1,450;
  • 1 continental – 635kgs – €1,340;
  • LM – 615kgs – €1,410.
Forward store heifers – €1.75-€2.60/kg or €880-€1,340/head:
  • AA – 580kgs – €1,340;
  • 2 HE – 560kgs – €1,210;
  • 2 LM – 545kgs – €1,280;
  • HE – 500kgs – €1,030;
  • 4 LM – 480kgs – €1,250;
  • 1 SI – 475kgs – €1,150.
Light store heifers – €1.70-€2.70/kg or €550-€1,010/head:
  • 2 AA – 390kgs – €720;
  • SI – 380kgs – €1,010;
  • 2 HE – 365kgs – €670;
  • 2 CH – 335kgs – €900;
  • Also 2 SI – 330kgs – €870.

Last week’s prices

According to George Candler, a large entry comprising 1,200 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, October 21st, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that beef bullocks and heifers met with “good” demand, as did cull cows.

“Quality lots derived from the suckler herd sold well. On the other hand, plainer cattle, especially with dairy traits, were more difficult to get away.”

Read this report in full.

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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