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‘Numbers of heavy cattle turning out remain high and prices are encouraging’

Trade remained firm for all types of cattle at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (August 20th), according to Michael Lynch.

He reported a “good” yard of cattle with some 740 lots on offer. “Numbers of heavy cattle turning out remain high and prices are encouraging.”

Bullocks – 600kgs+ – €1.70-€2.16/kg:

  • 1 CH – 705kg – €1,500;
  • 8 HEX – 659kg – €1,320;
  • 3 SIX – 602kg – €1,300;
  • 3 FR – 660kg – €1,190.

500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.60/kg:

  • 1 LM – 535kg – €1,430;
  • 1 CH – 525kg – €1,300;
  • 3 FR – 592kg – €1,060;
  • 3 HEX – 502kg – €1,020.

400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.50/kg:

  • 9 LM – 489kg – €1,180;
  • 7 LM – €1,140;
  • 5 HEX – 458kg – €930;
  • 1 FR – 445kg – €890.

<400KGS – €1.50-€2.50/kg:

  • 2 AA – 393kg – €950;
  • 1 CH – 320kg – €920;
  • 2 HEX – 395kg – €830;
  • 5 FR – 391kg – €710.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.10-€1.60/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.60-€1.90/kg.

Beef heifers – €1.80-€2.20/kg:

  • 2 CH – 693kg – €1,420;
  • 1 LM 605kg – €1,340;
  • 2 CH – 615kg – €1,230;
  • 6 HEX – 620kg – €1,170.

Forward stores – €1.70-€2.40/kg:

  • 1 LM – 555kg – €1,330;
  • 1 LM – 550kg – €1,250;
  • 1 LM – 535kg – €1,140;
  • 4 AA – 563kg – €1,100.

Light stores – €1.80-€2.50/kg:

  • 1 LM – 385kg – €980;
  • 1 CH – 390kg – €850;
  • 1 AA – 385kg – €800;
  • 6 AA – 306kg – €690.
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