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‘Plainer-type cattle tended to be slightly cheaper’

Kilkenny Mart – 16-03-2022 – Cattle Prices

According to George Candler, some 750 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a change in sale day resulted in a smaller sale.

Overall, bullocks peaked at €2,300, while heifers topped out at €1,960 at its general cattle sale,

He outlined that trade “remained very strong” forward stores and beef-type bullocks and heifers.

“Some plainer-type cattle tended to be slightly cheaper. Plain cattle tended to attract fewer customers with grass growth and ground conditions needing to improve,” he explained.

Kilkenny Mart 16-03-2022:
Bullocks 600kgs+ – €2.00-€3.12/kg or €1,300-€2,300/head:
  • LM – 800kgs – €2,300;
  • 2 FR – 770kgs – €1,840;
  • LM – 680kgs – €2,120;
  • 2 HE – 670kgs – €1,820;
  • 2 FR – 655kgs – €1,690;
  • 6 LM – 625kgs – €1,920.
500-600kgs – €1.80-€3.13/kg or €900-€1,860/head:
  • 2 LM – 595kgs – €1,860;
  • 2 AA – 590kgs – €1,600;
  • LM – 580kgs – €1,790;
  • 3 SI – 570kgs – €1,490;
  • 6 FR – 540kgs – €1,210;
  • 3 AA – 530kgs – €1,310.
400-500kgs – €1.70-€3.04/kg or €750-€1,490/head:
  • 6 FR – 495kgs – €1,110;
  • LM – 490kgs – €1,490;
  • 3 LM – 485kgs – €1,370;
  • 6 FR – 475kgs – €990;
  • 2 CH – 440kgs – €1,230;
  • 6 LM – 420kgs – €960.
<400kgs – €1.70-€3.15/kg or €480-€1,200/head:
  • 2 CH – 390kgs – €1,200;
  • 3 LM – 380kgs – €1,100;
  • 4 AA – 335kgs – €800;
  • 7 FR – 325kgs – €640;
  • 2 HE – 310kgs – €690;
  • 5 AA – 290kgs – €710.
Beef heifers – €2.10-€3.00/kg or €1,260-€1,960/head:
  • CH – 715kgs – €1,670;
  • CH – 665kgs – €1,960;
  • LM – 610kgs – €1,660;
  • CH – 595kgs – €1,780;
  • 3 LM – 580kgs – €1,700;
  • 2 HE – 565kgs – €1,400.
Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.95/kg or €800-€1,450/head:
  • SPX – 510kgs – €1,450;
  • 2 HEX – 490kgs – €1,260;
  • LM – 445kgs – €1,300;
  • 2 HE – 425kgs – €970;
  • 10 AA – 415kgs – €1,100;
  • FR – 405kgs – €820.
Light store heifers – €1.80-€3.17/kg or €480-€1,140/head:
  • 4 LM – 390kgs – €950;
  • 2 CH – 375kgs – €1,070;
  • 5 LM – 360kgs – €1,140;
  • 5 continentals – 345kgs – €1,020;
  • 4 AA – 335kgs – €830;
  • LM – 300kgs – €780.
Cull cows:
  • Continentals – €1.40-€2.40/kg;
  • Friesians – €0.80-€2.05/kg.
This week’s sheep prices:

According to George Candler, some 300 lots passed through the ring at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, March 14th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that all sheep met with a “lively” trade with lambs/hoggets to €166/head and cull ewes to €200.

He explained that this led to a full clearance.

  • Butcher lambs – €2.75-€3.28/kg or €158-€166/head:
  • Factory lambs – €3.00-€3.70/kg or €140-159/head;
  • Cast ewes – €60-€200/head.
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.
Mart reports – cattle and sheep prices:

See more mart reports.

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