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Buyers ‘unable to fill their orders’ at Kilkenny

A smaller entry, comprising of some 400 lots, met with a strong trade at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, January 20th, according to George Candler.

He reported a top call of €127 for hoggets, while cull ewes peaked at €147/head.

Candler noted that hoggets in the 50-60kg bracket averaged €125/head, while those 40-50kgs sold to an average of €110/head; 30-40kg stores averaged €92/head.

“Small numbers created a fast selling trade with buyers unable to fill their orders.” the auctioneer explained.

Butcher lambs – €2.25-€2.50/kg or €123-€127/head;

  • X10 56kgs – €127;
  • X10 55kg – €127;
  • X20 53kg – €127;
  • X12 50kg – €125.

Factory lambs – €2.40-€2.54/kg or €104-€122/head;

  • X10 48kg – €122;
  • X11 47kg – €118;
  • X8 46kg – €112;
  • X17 45kg – €107.

Store lambs – €2.30-€2.53/kg or €78-€96/head;

  • X10 38kg – €96;
  • X14 36kg – €90;
  • X11 35kg – €88;
  • X5 34kg – €80.
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