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Cull ewes to €226 and spring lambs to €180 in ‘solid’ trade at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 30-05-2022

According to George Candler, a “good, solid” sheep trade gave rise to a full clearance at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, May 30th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that cull ewes sold to €226/head, while spring lambs fetched up to €180/head.

Kilkenny Mart 30-05-2022:

Butcher lambs – €3.20-€3.65/kg or €165-€180/head:

  • 10 55kgs – €180;
  • 10 52kgs – €178;
  • 24 51kgs – €176;
  • 5 50kgs – €174;
  • 20 48kgs – €170;
  • 13 47kgs – €171.

Factory lambs – €3.50-€3.91/kg or €148-€171/head:

  • 10 46kgs – €171;
  • 8 45kgs – €164;
  • 10 44kgs – €167;
  • 12 43kgs – €168;
  • 6 42kgs – €153;
  • 15 41kgs – €156.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €70-€226/head.

Dairy stock:

  • Friesian maiden heifers – €600-€760/head;
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,260-€1,980/head.

Last week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, some 500 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, May 23rd, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported an “excellent” trade for spring lambs with prices to €183/head. Cull ewes also recorded a full clearance with tops of €242/head.

  • Butcher lambs – €2.80-€3.86/kg or €169-€183/head;
  • Factory lambs – €3.65-€3.95/kg or €150-€169/head;
  • Cast ewes – €100-€242/head.
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.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, some 900 lots passed through the ring at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, May 25th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that beef bullocks and heifers were “still in demand” with bullocks to €2,700, heifers to €2,660 and cull cows to €2,780.

However, he did note that, all in all, plainer cattle were “a bit more difficult to sell”.

“Turnover exceeded €1m, which has happened on thirteen occasions in 2022,” the livestock auctioneer noted.

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