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Kilkenny Mart operates tender process for calf sale

Approximately 200 sheep, mostly hoggets and a limited number of spring lambs, were available for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Monday (April 6th).

Lots were sold on a per kilo basis with up to €3.00/kg forked out for lambs, while hoggets climbed to €2.40/kg, according to the mart’s auctioneer, George Candler.

“Hoggets were paid up to 52 kilos live-weigh with lambs to 42 kilos live-weight.” he explained.

Calf sale

On Tuesday (April 7th), the mart operated a tender process for calves with a full clearance recorded.

“Sellers dropped off their calves with relevant ID cards and did not exit their vehicles. Mart staff penned their animals once that was completed.”

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“We allowed potential buyers a 15-minute period to tender a price in which they were interested. No more than four buyers were allowed in at a designated time which was strictly adhered to.” the auctioneer added.

On completion of the tender process, the highest secured their animals after consultation with sellers.

Calf prices

  • First-rate Friesian bulls – €50-€135/head;
  • Second-rate Friesian bulls – €30-€60/head;
  • Continental bulls – €140-€300/head;
  • Continental heifers – €80-€250/head;
  • Aberdeen-Angus heifers/Hereford bulls – €70-€240/head;
  • Aberdeen-Angus/Hereford heifers – €40-€200/head.

Cattle sale

Candler confirmed that the same system will be in place for the mart’s cattle sale tomorrow (Thursday, April 9th) with numbers confined to 250 head.

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