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Cull ewes to €226 & spring lambs to €186 in Kilkenny – Candler

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 22-05-2023

According to George Candler, a “good” trade prevailed for spring lambs at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, May 22nd, 2023, with highs of €186/head, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

Meanwhile, cast ewes under the hammer from €60-€226/head and factory lambs maxed out at €167/head at the mart’s most recent sheep sale.

Candler reported a “bigger sale of sheep, with circa 680 lots on offer and a 100% clearance”.

Factory lambs – €3.50-€3.85/kg or €140-€167/head:
  • 10 46kgs – €167;
  • 11 45kgs – €167;
  • 10 44kgs – €166;
  • 31 43kgs – €165;
  • 11 42kgs – €153;
  • 6 41kgs – €145.

Butcher lambs – €3.15-€3.56/kg or €160-€186/head:

  • 17 55kgs – €186;
  • 6 54kgs – €170;
  • 13 51kgs – €174;
  • 15 50kgs – €178;
  • 20 49kgs – €174;
  • 10 48kgs – €169.
Last week’s cattle prices

According to George Candler, plainer types were “more difficult to sell” at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, May 18th, 2023.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade was similar to the previous week for quality lots.

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He commented: “Not as many active customers were present at Thursday’s sale, which perhaps was because a lot are busy at home or not as anxious to secure animals due to factory policy restricting numbers.”

“On the cattle front, there has been some easing of cattle prices, especially plainer types.”

“It was also noticeable on Thursday that beef types were in short supply, which would indicate that beef types are getting scarce,” he added.

Sample prices:

  • Cull cows – €1.05-€2.40/kg;
  • Continental culls – €1.50-€3.00/kg.

Beef heifers – €2.25-€3.05/kg or €1,250-€2,390/head:

  • 4 HE – 825kgs – €2,390;
  • 2 LM – 645kgs – €1,960;
  • 2 LM – 630kgs – €1,780;
  • 2 LM – 625kgs – €1,740;
  • 3 HE – 560kgs – €1,520;
  • 2 FR – 545kgs – €1,250.

Bullocks – 600kgs+ – €2.30-€3.40/kg or €1,650-€2,520/head:

  • 2 AA – 800kgs – €2,520;
  • 2 LM – 715kgs – €2,340;
  • 2 FR – 685kgs – €1,830;
  • 3 HE – 670kgs – €2,020;
  • CH – 630kgs – €2,120;
  • 2 CH – 600kgs – €1,670.

Read more on this mart report.

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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