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Spring lambs reach €180/head at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 22-03-2021

Some 300 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, March 22nd, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported an “electric trade for all sheep” with a 100% clearance.

Hoggets peaked at €180/head, while spring lambs sold to €180/kg and cull ewes reached €185/head.

Kilkenny Mart sheep prices 22-03-2021
Butcher hoggets:
  • 8 60kgs – €181;
  • 30 56kgs – €171;
  • 8 57kgs – €180;
  • 22 50kgs – €159;
  • 10 52kgs – €165.
Factory hoggets:
  • 10 48kgs – €175;
  • 10 48kgs – €173;
  • 12 47kgs – €176;
  • 10 46kgs – €174;
  • 11 45kgs – €145;
  • 12 44kgs – €140.
Spring lambs
  • 40-45kgs – €155-€180/head.
Kilkenny Mart – sheep prices – 15-03-2021

Some 250 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, March 15th, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that numbers are “staying small” with a top call of €174 for 57kg entries. “The want continues with the €174 barrier broken on a few occasions.”

Butchers’ lambs- €3.00-€3.36/kg or €155-€174/head:
  • 10 55kg – €173;
  • 12 57kg – €174;
  • 11 51kg – €170;
  • 11 50kg – €168;
  • 10 54kg – €173.
Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.33/kg or €128-€163/head:
  • 13 49kg – €163;
  • 13 48kg – €157;
  • 12 46kg – €149;
  • 8 45kg – €148;
  • 7 44kg – €143;
  • 6 43kg – €132.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €87-€154/head.
Cattle sale 18-03-2021

Just over 900 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, March 18th, according to George Candler.

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The mart’s auctioneer reported another “good solid trade for all lots with quality marginally less than last week”.

Candler reported that Friesian bullocks exceeded €2.00/kg with close to €2.30/kg for better-quality Hereford and Angus-types.

Upcoming sales (online-only due to Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale – Mondays at 10 am with 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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