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Heavy hoggets easier by €2-€4/head at Kilkenny

Monday, March 9th, saw a slight fall in prices at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer outlined that some heavy hoggets reduced by €2-€4/head compared to the previous week.

He noted that ewes performed well, however, with a top call of €151/head for heavy-types.

Butcher’s lambs – €2.50-€2.88/kg or €122-€141/head;

  • X11 51kg – €138;
  • X24 50kg – €135;
  • X12 49kg – €141;
  • X14 48kg – €122.

Factory lambs – €2.40-€2.57/kg or €105-€120/head;

  • X14 47kg – €119;
  • X10 46kg – €118;
  • X8 43kg – €105;
  • X10 42kg – €106.

Store lambs – €2.45-€2.57/kg or €85-€105/head;

  • X28 41kg – €104;
  • X10 40kg – €105;
  • X8 39kg – €98;
  • X10 33kg – €86.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €105-€151/head
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Dairy stock

  • Freshly-calved Friesian heifers – €1250-€1850/head;
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows – €1150-€1700/head.
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