There was a smaller sale of sheep with trade similar to the previous week in Kilkenny Mart on Monday (March 23rd), according to George Candler.
The mart’s auctioneer noted that hoggets/lambs made up to €142 while cull ewes peaked at €135/head.
The new regime was implemented with everyone observing the required 2-metre rule, plus using the sanitizers available in the building. Latex gloves have become a popular fashion accessory in the present difficult climate.”
Butcher lambs – €2.35-€2.58/kg – €130-€142/head
- X10 56kg – €133;
- X23 55kg – €142;
- X8 54kg – €134;
- X10 51kg – €10.
Factory lambs – €2.40-€2.60/kg or €103-€130/head
- X25 50kg – €130;
- X11 49kg – €118;
- X8 45kg – €115;
- X10 43kg – €105.
- Cast ewes – €59 to €135/head.