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Trade ‘more sluggish’ with prices to €235/hd at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 29-08-2022

According to George Candler, some 900 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, August 29th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade was “more sluggish” compared to last week.

He reported that “the lack of grass has slowed down the store trade considerably and factories reducing quotes has had a negative impact on factory and butcher-type lambs”.

Kilkenny Mart 29-08-2022 

Butcher lambs – €2.40-€2.92/kg or €132-€150/head:

  • 20 59kgs – €145;
  • 15 56kgs – €150;
  • 8 53kgs – €135;
  • 18 50kgs – €146;
  • 17 49kgs – €138;
  • 18 48kgs – €140.
Factory lambs – €2.60-€2.76/kg or €108-€127/head:
  • 10 46kgs – €127;
  • 11 45kgs – €117;
  • 20 44kgs – €120;
  • 14 43kgs – €117;
  • 20 44kgs – €120;
  • 14 43kgs – €117;
  • 10 42kgs – €112;
  • 12 41kgs – €110.

Store lambs – €2.40-€2.75/kg or €75-€108/head:

  • 10 40kgs – €108;
  • 15 39kgs – €106;
  • 20 38kgs – €103;
  • 10 36kgs – €92;
  • 16 33kgs – €80;
  • 12 30kgs – €76.

Other categories:

  • First-rate cast ewes – €130-€235/head;
  • Second-rate cast ewes – €66-€125/head;
  • Hogget ewes – €180-€230/head;
  • 2 and 3-year-olds – €140-€170/head.

Interview with George Candler

George Candler, from Ballintubber, County Roscommon, grew up on a 100-acre farm.

His mart involvement began through his dad being founding chairperson of Roscommon Mart, who held the position from 1959 to 1986.

“I used to read cattle for people and collect cards. When I went to secondary school, I did clerking, reading, and weighing in the mart. I never sold cattle before I entered Kilkenny Mart,” George Candler told That’s Farming.

Read more on this article.

Kilkenny Mart information:
  • Address: Kilkenny Co-Operative Livestock Market LTD, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Contact details: [email protected] 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:

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