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Turnover reaches over €1 million mark at Kilkenny Mart’s cattle sale – Candler

Farming News/Mart Reports on That’s Farming – Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 07-09-2023

According to George Candler of Kilkenny Mart, Thursday, September 7th, 2023, saw an entry of some 900 lots of cattle, with a turnover in excess of €1 million reported.

The mart’s auctioneer reported “another vibrant trade all around” with highs of €2,070 for bullocks, and heifers to €1,990.

Kilkenny Mart on 17-09-2023

  • Friesians – €1.10-€2.10/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.70-€2.60/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.15-€2.96/kg or €1,250-€1,990/head:

  • 2 AA – 705kgs – €1,990;
  • HE – 630kgs – €1,650;
  • 2 AA – 625kgs – €1,700;
  • 2 HE – 590kgs – €1,670;
  • CH – 580kgs – €1,680;
  • 2 HE – 540kgs – €1,390.

Forward store heifers – €2.40-€3.23/kg or €980-€1,420/head:

  • 4 HE – 490kgs – €1,290;
  • BA – 485kgs – €1,420;
  • CH – 480kgs – €1,550;
  • 7 CH – 470kgs – €1,280;
  • 3 AA – 460kgs – €1,260;
  • 2 AA – 430kgs – €1,120.

Light store heifers – €1.70-€3.25/kg or €480-€1,160/head:

  • 2 FR – 395kgs – €640;
  • 6 AA – 390kgs – €920;
  • 6 LM – 385kgs – €1,160;
  • 2 HE – 380kgs – €810;
  • 2 LM – 330kgs – €900;
  • 8 AA – 310kgs – €750.

Bullocks – 600kgs+ – €1.80-€2.87/head or €1,350-€2,070/head:

  • 2 AA – 750kgs – €2,060;
  • SI – 745kgs – €2,070;
  • 2 AA – 725kgs – €1,940;
  • 2 HE – 665kgs – €1,630;
  • 5 CH – 640kgs – €1,750;
  • 5 FR – 610kgs – €1,470.

500-600kgs – €2.00-€3.20/kg or €1,070-€1,710/head:

  • 2 AA – 590kgs – €1,680;
  • CH – 585kgs – €1,710;
  • 2 HE – 560kgs – €1,430;
  • 8 FR – 525kgs – €1,130;
  • CH – 520kgs – €1,510;
  • 2 CH – 515kgs – €1,630.

400-500kgs – €1.80-€3.62/kg or €700-€1,570/head:

  • 2 HE – 485kgs – €1,260;
  • 8 AA – 475kgs – €1,160;
  • 6 FR – 455kgs – €980;
  • 2 LM – 445kgs – €1,570;
  • 2 continentals – 440kgs – €1,110;
  • 7 AU – 415kgs – €1,020.

<400kgs – €1.70-€3.49/kg or €500-€1,360/head:

  • 2 FR – 395kgs – €650;
  • 2 LM – 390kgs – €1,360;
  • 2 LM – 380kgs – €1,180;
  • 2 AA – 370kgs – €880;
  • 2 continentals – 350kgs – €920;
  • 3 LM – 325kgs – €1,050.

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.

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