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Lambs to €172/head in ‘sharper’ trade at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 29-11-2021

According to George Candler, some 300 sheep went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, November 29th, 2021.

The mart’s livestock auctioneer reported that trade was “sharper” compared to last week with prices to €172/head this week.

“There was a small supply of store lambs also in demand with prices to €136 for ewes weighing 39kgs. Furthermore, cull ewes peaked at €160/head.”

Kilkenny Mart 29-11-2021

Butcher lambs:
  • 10 53kgs – €172;
  • 11 49kgs – €167;
  • 10 52kgs – €171;
  • 10 51kgs – €164;
  • 8 47kgs – €153;
  • 10 48kgs – €161.
Factory lambs:
  • 10 46kgs – €159;
  • 8 45kgs – €148;
  • 8 44kgs – €140;
  • 5 43kgs – €130;
  • 8 42kgs – €133;
  • 15 40kgs – €139.
Store lambs:
  • 24 39kgs – €136;
  • 10 38kgs – €128;
  • 8 37kgs – €120;
  • 4 36kgs – €115;
  • 10 34kgs – €112;
  • 6 34kgs – €112.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes – €103-€160/head.
Last week’s prices

According to George Candler, some 500 sheep were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, November 22nd, 2021.

The mart’s livestock auctioneer reported that sheep prices were back €2-€4/head on the previous week’s returns.

Speaking following the mart sale, he said: “Butcher-type lambs peaked at €168, with factory-type lambs to highs of €151 for 47kgs.”

“Store lambs were in short supply,” the auctioneer added.

Further reading:

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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