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Lambs back €3-€8/hd at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep sale – 31-05-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry of sheep met with an easier trade at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, May 31st, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that most lambs were easier by €3-€8/head compared to the previous week.

“Lambs peaked at €164. Cull ewe prices also reduced by €5 to €8 per head; they peaked at €162/head last week. Top-quality lambs on offer helped to produce a 100% clearance.”

“Our sheep sale next week will be held on Tuesday, June, 8th due to the Bank Holiday.”

Kilkenny Mart 31-05-2021: 

Butcher lambs – €3.05-€3.50/kg or €155-€164/head:
  • 10 53kgs – €164;
  • 19 51kgs – €160;
  • 10 49kgs – €159;
  • 11 48kgs – €163;
  • 9 47kgs – €157;
  • 8 46kgs – €161.
Factory lambs – €3.40-€3.57/kg or €135-€157/head:
  • 7 45kgs – €157;
  • 10 44kgs – €155;
  • 18 43kgs – €153;
  • 11 42kgs – €150;
  • 8 39kgs – €139;
  • 11 41kgs – €136.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €84-€162/head.

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Prices at Kilkenny Mart last week

According to George Candler, some 500 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, May 24th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported another “good, solid trade” for spring lambs and cull ewes. Lambs peaked at €180/head, while cull ewes topped out at €184/head.

“The sheep trade was similar to last week with no great change. Our dairy sales attracting much smaller numbers with next Monday being our last weekly dairy sale. Our dairy sales will be held fortnightly thereafter.”

Butcher lambs – €3.16-€3.80/kg or €162-€180/head:
  • 5 56kgs – €178;
  • 16 52kg – €178;
  • 9 49kgs – €180;
  • 7 48kgs – €177;
  • 5 46kgs – €175;
  • 14 45kgs – €164.
Factory lambs – €3.45/kg or €3.68/kg or €140-€162/head:
  • 14 44kgs – €162;
  • 15 43kgs – €155;
  • 12 42kgs – €151;
  • 23 41kgs – €144;
  • 10 40kgs – €140.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €87-€186/head.
Upcoming sales (Online and ringside under Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale – Mondays at 10 am (Tuesday next week due to Bank Holiday) with a 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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