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Stores back €10-€30/head at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – cattle prices – 29-04-2021

According to George Candler, some 1,200 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, April 29th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a larger entry was on offer with a “good” trade for beef-type bullocks and heifers.

“Plain cattle, especially lighter types were more difficult to sell. Top-quality stores are still meeting a good trade with perhaps a reduction of €10 to €30 per head compared to last week.”

“The lack of grass growth is the reason for this situation. Beef types and forward store bullocks and heifers were in demand. Cull cows met an outstanding trade,” Candler added.

Kilkenny Mart 29-04-2021

Bullocks – 600kgs – €1.90-€2.60/kg or €1,320-€1,950/head:

  • 2 CH – 770kg – €1,850;
  • 7 FR – 760kg – €1,600;
  • 2 LM – 710kg – €1,790;
  • LM – 750kg – €1,950;
  • 2 LM – 680kg – €1,760;
  • 2 HE – 610kg – €1,320.

500-600kgs – €1.75-€2.55/kg or €910-€1,490/head:

  • 3 LM – 595kg – €1,410;
  • 2 LM – 580kg – €1,460;
  • 3 HE – 565kg – €1,220;
  • 4 FR – 540kg – €1090;
  • 10 HE – 535kg – €1,130;
  • 2 LM – 500kgs – €1,260.

400-500kgs – €1.65-€2.75/kg or €690-€1,350/head:

  • 4 LM – 495kg – €1,350;
  • 2 AA – 480kg – €1,140;
  • 4 HE – 475kg – €1,020;
  • 2 LM – 450kg – €1,080;
  • 5 FR – 420kg – €780;
  • 2 LM – 405kg – €1,010.

<400kgs – €1.60-€2.85/kg or €480-€1,020/jhead:

  • 6 LM – 395kg – €1,020;
  • 2 LM – 385kg – €990;
  • 5 AA – 380kg – €830;
  • 4 FR – 375kg – €630;
  • CH – 305kg – €770;
  • 7 AA – 395kg – €670.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.10-€1.85/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.50-€2.45/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.00-€2.65/kg or €1,250-€2,150/head;

  • 3 CH – 555kg – €1,320;
  • CH – 810kg – €2,150;
  • LM – 680kg – €1,640;
  • 2 continentals – 640kgs – €1,550;
  • 3 CH – 610kg – €1,450;
  • 3 continentals – 595kg – €1,430.

Forward store heifers – €1.85-€2.80/kg or €800-€1,160/head:

  • 2 HE – 475kg – €890;
  • 4 CH – 495kg – €1,160;
  • 2 AU – 425kg – €1,100;
  • AA – 490kg – €1,080;
  • 2 LM – 415kg – €1,160;
  • 2 AA – 405kg – €870.
Store heifers – €1.70-€3.10/kg or €580-€1,020/head:
  • 3 LM – 200kg – €620;
  • LM – 395kg – €1,020;
  • 2 CH 365kg – €1,110;
  • 3 BB – 310kg – €710.

Cattle prices at Kilkenny Mart:

According to George Candler, some 1,100 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, April 22nd.

The auctioneer reported that quality “was not as good as previous weeks”. He noted that forward stores and beef-type animals met an “excellent” trade, while plainer, forward store and lighter-types were easier in all rings.

“Another good yard of cattle with beef and forward store cattle meeting an excellent trade. Some light store bullocks and heifers, plus some plain types, easier by €10 to €30 per head compared to last week. Cull cows again meeting an excellent trade,” Candler added.

Summary:
  • Bullocks – 600kgs – €1.70-€2.55/kg or €1,240-€1,700/head:
  • 500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.65/kg or €910-€1,540/head:
  • 400-500kgs – €2.15-€2.64/kg or €680-€1,300/head:
  • <400kgs – €1.50-€2.80/kg or €350-€1,000/head:
  • Beef heifers – €2.05-€2.63/kg or €1,100-€1,660/head:
  • Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.65/kg or €1,050-€1,470/head:
  • Store heifers – €1.50-€2.82/kg or €380-€969/head:
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.16-€1.75/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.45-€2.12/kg.
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.
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See more mart reports here.

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