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In-lamb ewes reach €220/head at Kilkenny Mart

Some 450 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart at its sheep sale on Monday, February 1st.

George Candler, the mart’s auctioneer, reported that a somewhat larger entry met a “solid” trade. He noted that lambs/hoggets reached €151, while cull ewes peaked at €130/head and in-lamb lots realised €220/head.

Butcher lambs – €2.65-€2.87/kg or €128-€151/head:
  • X15 57kgs – €151;
  • X8 49kgs – €139;
  • X10 47kgs – €135;
  • X12 55kgs – €149;
  • X21 51kgs – €139
  • X15 56kgs – €151.
Factory lambs – €2.70-€2.85/kg or €110-€131/head:
  • X10 46kgs – €131;
  • X8 44kgs – €125;
  • X7 43kg – €120;
  • X10 42kgs – €117;
  • X8 39kgs – €111;
  • X10 42kgs – €117.
Other categories:
  • Cull ewes – €70-€130/head;
  • In-lamb ewes – €180-€220/head.
Dairy stock:

An excellent dairy sale of 110 head, including an entire herd of 65 pedigree Friesian cows and heifers, resulted in a 100% clearance with the €2,000 barrier broken on 21 occasions.” Candler noted.

  • Freshly calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,000-€1,880/head with an average price of €1168/head.
Last week

Meanwhile, some 350 entries went under the hammer at the mart’s sale last week, according to Candler.

He noted that cull ewes reached €150/head, while factory lambs climbed to €137/head and butcher lambs hit €157/head.

Some 350 sheep were on offer at a sheep sale held at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, January 18th, 2021 with prices outlined below.

Lambs/hoggets met with an excellent trade, according to auctioneer, George Candler.

“An excellent trade for both sheep and dairy stock in Kilkenny with a complete clearance in both categories.”

“The fact that sheep numbers are scarce is helping the trade with only 350 on offer in Kilkenny.”

“Our dairy sale attracted plenty of interest for the 80 animals on offer, helped by the fact the bulk of the cows and heifers comprised of a dispersal sale of 55 head. We will be holding a dairy sale each Monday in conjunction with our sheep sale.”

Sheep mart prices 
Butcher lambs – €2.50-€3.08/kg or €132-€157/head:
  • 10 62kg – €155;
  • 8 54kg – €152;
  • 10 51kg – €157;
  • 8 52kg – €153;
  • 14 50kg – €147;
  • 19 49kg – €134.
Factory lambs – €2.80-€3.08/kg or €115-€137/head:
  • 10 47kg – €137;
  • 12 46kg – €136;
  • 8 45kg – €136;
  • 7 44kg – €132;
  • 12 42kg – €122;
  • 10 38kg – €117.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €90-€150/head.
Kilkenny Mart – sale arrangements

Sales are held online-only in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

Upcoming sales:
  • Cattle sale – Thursdays – Cows at 10am, followed by heifers. Bullocks: 10:30am
  • Sheep sales

Read more mart reports.

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