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Over €3.00/kg for continentals at Kilkenny

Just over 800 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, July 23rd, according to George Candler.

Speaking following the general cattle sale, the mart’s auctioneer said: “A special section for beef bullocks, heifers and cull cows created plenty of interest with up to €2.23/kg for continental cows and Friesians to a top of €1.85/kg.”

He reported an “excellent trade” for cattle with a top call of €3.17/kg for a 585kg Limousin heifer.

Bullocks:

  • 600kgs+ – €1.75-€2.49/kg or €1,050-€1,990/head;
  • 500-600kg – €1.70-€2.55/kg or €840-€1,390/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.75/kg or €640-€1,210/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.50-€2.74/kg or €480-€1,000/head.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €1.15-€1.85/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.35-€2.23/kg.

Heifers:

  • Beef – €1.90-€3.16/kg or €1,200-€1,900/head;
  • Forward stores – €1.80-€2.70/kg or €900-€1,270/head;
  • Light stores – €1.80-€2.71/kg or €580-€1,070/head.
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