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Spring lamb prices slip at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart report – sheep prices – 26-04-2021

According to George Candler, a larger entry, comprising some 450 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, April 26th, 2021.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that both lambs and hoggets met with an easier trade.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “A slippage in the price of spring lambs and hoggets with the fact that numbers are increasing the reason for the slippage in price. Cull ewes met a steady trade.”

Kilkenny Mart 26-04-2021 

Spring lambs – €3.27-€2.80/kg or €150-€175/head
  • 8 49kgs – €160;
  • 20 56kgs – €175;
  • 10 45kgs – €160;
  • 8 43kg – €158;
  • 10 42kgs – €151;
  • 14 41kgs – €153.
Hoggets – €2.80-€3.12/kg or €148-€181/head
  • 21 58kgs – €181;
  • 8 55kgs – €156;
  • 10 53kgs – €155;
  • 8 52kgs – €153;
  • 7 50kgs – €151;
  • 6 49kgs – €150.
Other categories:
  • Cast ewes – €70-€118/head.
Dairy stock:
  • Freshly-calved Friesian cows and heifers – €1,300-€2,080/head;
  • Friesian maiden heifers – €500-€900/head.

“Quality fresh calved Friesian heifers met a good trade with the bulk of the quality lots ranging from €1,500 to €1,900 per head with the €2,000 barrier still been broken on a few occasions.”

Cattle prices at Kilkenny Mart:

According to George Candler, some 1,100 lots were on offer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, April 22nd.

The auctioneer reported that quality “was not as good as previous weeks”. He noted that forward stores and beef-type animals met an “excellent” trade, while plainer, forward store and lighter-types were easier in all rings.

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“Another good yard of cattle with beef and forward store cattle meeting an excellent trade. Some light store bullocks and heifers, plus some plain types, easier by €10 to €30 per head compared to last week. Cull cows again meeting an excellent trade,” Candler added.

Summary:
  • Bullocks – 600kgs – €1.70-€2.55/kg or €1,240-€1,700/head:
  • 500-600kgs – €1.80-€2.65/kg or €910-€1,540/head:
  • 400-500kgs – €2.15-€2.64/kg or €680-€1,300/head:
  • <400kgs – €1.50-€2.80/kg or €350-€1,000/head:
  • Beef heifers – €2.05-€2.63/kg or €1,100-€1,660/head:
  • Forward store heifers – €2.00-€2.65/kg or €1,050-€1,470/head:
  • Store heifers – €1.50-€2.82/kg or €380-€969/head:
  • Friesian cull cows – €1.16-€1.75/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.45-€2.12/kg.
Upcoming sales (online-only due to Covid-19 restrictions):
  • Sheep sale – Mondays at 10 am with dairy sale at 12 pm
  • Calf sale – Tuesdays at 11 am.
  • Cattle sale – Thursday – Cows at 10 am, followed by heifers, with bullocks at 10:30 am.
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