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Cull ewes to €173 and hoggets to €154 at Kilkenny

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 31-01-2022

According to George Candler, some 300 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Saturday, January 31st, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a 100% clearance for both lambs/hoggets and cull ewes. Hoggets peaked at €165, and ewes sold to €173/head.

Kilkenny Mart 31-01-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.90-€3.16/kg or €148-€165/head:
  • 12 55kgs – €165;
  • 10 54kgs – €158;
  • 20 52kgs – €158;
  • 22 51kgs – €155;
  • 10 50kgs – €158;
  • 13 49kgs – €151.
Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.27/kg or €135-€147/head;
  • 10 48kgs – €146;
  • 18 47kgs – €147;
  • 22 46kgs – €147;
  • 10 45kgs – €145;
  • 10 44kgs – €144;
  • 8 43kgs – €135.
Store lambs – €2.85-€3.30/kg or €95-€132/head:
  • 12 40kgs – €132;
  • 10 39kgs – €128;
  • 8 37kgs – €119;
  • 6 36kgs – €110;
  • 8 35kgs – €108;
  • 7 34kgs – €98.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €85-€173/head.
Last week’s sheep prices:

According to George Candler, a much smaller sale comprising 200 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, January 24th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that sheep met with an easier trade compared to last week.

“The smaller numbers helped steady the trade with lambs/hoggets to a high of €156/head. Cull ewes peaked at €182/head. The sale resulted in a 100% clearance.”

  • Butcher lambs – €2.80-€3.10/kg or €148-€156/head;
  • Factory lambs – €2.90-€3.13/kg or €125-€145/head;
  • Cast ewes – €50-€182/head.
Cattle prices: 

According to George Candler, just under 800 lots passed through the rings at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, January 27th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that the sale attracted over 220 cull cows, which “exceeded the previous week’s excellent prices”.

He added that a slightly smaller entry of bullocks turned out for sale, with a “buoyant” trade prevailing in this ring.

Candler added that heifers, especially lighter store-types, recorded the “biggest” increases of €20-€40/head on the previous week’s returns.

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:

See more mart reports.

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