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Spring lambs reach ‘record-breaking’ €211/head at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 29-03-2021

Over 300 sheep went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, March 29th, 2021, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “record-breaking day for spring lambs” with a top call of €211. Furthermore, he noted that hoggets peaked at €178, while cull ewes sold to €163. “Perhaps, the sheep farmer will be able to take a holiday later in the year, ” George commented.

Kilkenny Mart 29-03-2021
Butcher hoggets – €2.75-3.52/kg or €165-€178/head:
  • 10 61kgs – €169;
  • 11 53kgs – €174;
  • 10 56kgs – €168;
  • 15 51kgs – €178;
  • 14 50kgs – €176;
  • 6 49kg – €168.
Factory hoggets – €3.00-€3.45/kg or €135-€162/head:
  • 11 48kg – €150;
  • 12 47kgs – €162;
  • 8 46kgs – €154;
  • 10 44kgs – €145;
  • 8 45kgs – €150.
Spring lambs – €4.25/kg-€4.91/kg or €165-€211/head:
  • 8 47kgs – €209;
  • 15 43kgs – €211;
  • 6 42kgs – €198;
  • 5 41kgs – €193;
  • 8 40kgs – €185;
  • 7 39kgs – €175.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes – €70-€163/head.
  • Dairy stock – Freshly-calved cows and heifers – €1,250-€2,140/head.
Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 22-03-2021

Some 300 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, March 22nd, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported an “electric trade for all sheep” with a 100% clearance.

Hoggets peaked at €180/head, while spring lambs sold to €180/kg and cull ewes reached €185/head.

Kilkenny Mart sheep prices 22-03-2021
Butcher hoggets:
  • 8 60kgs – €181;
  • 30 56kgs – €171;
  • 8 57kgs – €180;
  • 22 50kgs – €159;
  • 10 52kgs – €165.
Factory hoggets:
  • 10 48kgs – €175;
  • 10 48kgs – €173;
  • 12 47kgs – €176;
  • 10 46kgs – €174;
  • 11 45kgs – €145;
  • 12 44kgs – €140.
Spring lambs
  • 40-45kgs – €155-€180/head.
Upcoming sales (online-only due to Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale – Mondays at 10 am with dairy sale at 12 pm
  • Calf sale – Tuesdays at 11 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

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