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‘More beef-type animals on offer as farmers let down by factories restricting numbers’

Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – 15-06-2023

According to George Candler, a larger entry of some 700 lots crossed the scales at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, June 15th, 2023.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade “remained firm” at yesterday’s sale.

“More beef-type animals were on offer as farmers have been let down by factories who are restricting numbers,” he claimed.

“Trade was solid for all beef and forward animals in both the bullock and the heifer ring.

“Most sellers were happy with their returns, with 99% of heifers finding new homes with 98% bullocks on offer selling,” he added.

Meanwhile, cull cows saw 87 of the 89 on offer selling with €1.05-€2.30/kg on the table for Friesian types, while continentals changed hands from €1.60/kg to €2.75/kg.

Read last week’s report: ‘Beef factories appear to be spreading the message of gloom and doom’ – Candler

Prices at Kilkenny Mart this week 

Beef heifers – €2.50-€3.10/kg or €1,450-€2,380/head:

  • CH – 795kgs – €2,380;
  • BA – 695kgs – €2,140;
  • 2 LM – 645kgs – €1,900;
  • 2 AA – 640kgs – €1,710;
  • 5 CH – 625kgs – €1,880;
  • 5 LM – 595kgs – €1,780.

Forward store heifers – €2.30-€3.10/kg or €950-€1,500/head:

  • 2 FR – 540kgs – €1,350;
  • 3 AA – 525kgs – €1,420;
  • 2 CH – 495kgs – €1,500;
  • LM – 485kgs – €1,300;
  • 3 CH – 475kgs – €1,360;
  • 2 HE – 435kgs – €1,060.

Light store heifers – €1.80-€3.00/kg or €600-€1,100/head:

  • 3 LM – 398kgs – €1,100;
  • SI – 380kgs – €1,100;
  • 2 HE – 350kgs – €800;
  • 8 AA – 340kgs – €870;
  • 2 LM – 320kgs – €980;
  • 4 AA – 290kgs – €700.

Bullocks – 600kgs+ -€2.40-€3.10/kg or €1,400-€2,220/head:

  • LM – 750kgs – €2,220;
  • 2 CH – 730kgs – €2,150;
  • 4 SI – 725kgs – €2,010;
  • 7 FR – 675kgs – €1,730;
  • 3 HE – 640kgs – €1,680;
  • 2 LM – 625kgs – €1,880.

500-600kgs – €2.20-€2.90/kg or €980-€1,700/head:

  • LM – 595kgs – €1,700;
  • 3 CH – 590kgs – €1,660;
  • 3 LM 580kgs – €1,620;
  • 7 FR – 550kgs – €1,250;
  • 2 AA – 520kgs – €1,450;
  • 2 HE – 505kgs – €1,110;

400-500kgs – €2.30-€3.10/kg or €780-€1,540/head:

  • 2 CH – 498kgs – €1,540;
  • 2 LM – 485kgs – €1,500;
  • 2 LM – 455kgs – €1,300;
  • 6 AA – 450kgs – €1,340;
  • 4 FR – 420kgs – €840;
  • 8 AA – 415kgs – €1,110.

<400kgs – €1.80-€3.55/kg or €580-€1,360/head:

  • CH – 385kgs – €1,360;
  • 3 380kgs – €1,300;
  • 5 FR – 370kgs – 4750;
  • 7 HE – 350kgs – €870;
  • 5 AA – 340kgs – €830;
  • 2 FR – 300kgs – €610.

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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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