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‘Beef factories stating they have no shortage of beef may be somewhat exaggerated’

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 01-06-2023

According to George Candler, a smaller entry comprising some 620 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 1st, 2023.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that cull cows and heifers met with a full clearance, while 98% of bullocks found new homes.

He reported: “All numbers were small as many farmers are concentrating on silage or haymaking.”

“Beef animals, plus forward stores were in very short supply, which may well suggest that factories stating that they have no shortage of beef may be somewhat exaggerated,” he remarked.

Cull cow prices:

  • FRs – €1.15-€2.35/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.65-€3.15/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.25-€3.30/kg or €1,080-€2,060/head:

  • HE – 705kgs – €2,050;
  • 2 LM – 625kgs – €2,060;
  • 4 LM – 620kgs – €1,900;
  • 3 HE – 580kgs – €1,600;
  • 3 HE – 525kgs – €1,420;
  • FR – 505kgs – €1,150.

Forward store heifers – €2.30-€3.35/kg or €980-€1,340/head:

  • 2 LM – 465kgs – €1,340;
  • 3 CH – 445kgs – €1,060;
  • 2 LM – 420kgs – €1,400;
  • 4 HE – 415kgs – €1,030;
  • 2 AA – 410kgs – €1,020;
  • 2 CH – 400kgs – €1,210.

Light store heifers – €2.05-€3.05/kg or €480-€1,180/head:

  • 4 LM – 390kgs – €1,180;
  • 4 LM – 385kgs – €1,130;
  • 2 CH – 380kgs – €1,060;
  • 5 CH – 330kgs – €1,000;
  • 6 AA – 315kgs – €780;
  • 10 AA – 295kgs – €720.

Bullocks – 600kgs+ – €2.10-€3.30/kg or €1,360-€2,260/head:

  • 2 LM – 775kgs – €2,150;
  • 2 CH – 755kgs – €2,260;
  • 2 HE – 730kgs – €2,060;
  • 2 FR – 665kgs – €1,600;
  • 2 CH – 645kgs – €2,000;
  • 4 LM – 615kgs – €1,940.

500-600kgs – €2.15-€3.21/kg or €1,100-€1,750/head:

  • 6 CH – 560kgs – €1,750;
  • 4 FR – 555kgs – €1,340;
  • 8 AA – 545kgs – €1,510;
  • 5 HE – 535kgs – €1,280;
  • 2 LM – 530kgs – €1,660;
  • 3 CH – 520kgs – €1,410.

400-500kgs – €1.80-€3.40/kg or €800-€1,560/head:

  • 2 CH – 495kgs – €1,560;
  • 4 FR – 490kgs – €1,130;
  • 5 AA – 485kgs – €1,210;
  • 2 CH – 475kgs – €1,560;
  • 6 FR – 420kgs – €840.

<400kgs – €2.04-€3.20/kg or €480-€1,160/head:

  • 3 BA – 395kgs – €1,160;
  • 4 SI – 355kgs – €970;
  • 2 FR – 350kgs – €740;
  • 3 HE – 340kgs – €930;
  • 2 LM – 335kgs – €1,060;
  • 10 AA – 315kgs – €850.

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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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