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Short supply of beef bullocks and heifers at Kilkenny

Over 900 lots turned out for Kilkenny Mart’s most recent cattle sale on Thursday (July 30th), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a 95% with a top call of €2.85/kg for continental store bullocks and up to €2.25/kg paid for Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford entries.

“Beef bullocks and heifers were in short supply. Not as many beef animals on offer but next Thursday (August 6th), we will have a special section for beef bullocks beef heifers & cull cows.”

“If it is as successful as our last beef sale on July 23rd, it would be very pleasing.” he added.

Bullocks

  • 600kgs+ – €1.70-€2.40/kg or €850-€1,650/head;
  • 500-600kgs – €1.60-€2.50/kg or €850-€1,330/head;
  • 400-500kgs – €1.60-€2.85/kg or €680-€1,370/head;
  • <400kgs – €1.60-€2.89/kg or €500-€1,000/head.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians – €0.96-€1.60/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.30-€2.10/kg.

Heifers:

  • Beef-types – €1.85-€2.30/kg or €960-€1,470/head;
  • Forward stores – €1.80-€2.60/kg or €880-€1,350/head;
  • Light stores – €1.70-€3.00/kg or €680-€960/head.
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