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Up to €237/head for breeding hoggets at Kilkenny

Some 800 entries turned out for Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, August 17th, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “good” yard of sheep with up to €237/head forked out for breeding hoggets, while cull ewes sold to €148 and ewe lambs peaked at €131.

Butcher lambs – €2.30-€2.43/kg or €112-€130/head;

  • X10 54kg – €127;
  • X12 52kg – €125;
  • X11 51kg – €124;
  • X10 50kg – €118.

Factory lambs – €2.20-€2.35/kg or €95-€108/head;

  • X19 45kg – €105;
  • X17 44kg – €102;
  • X12 43kg – €98;
  • X8 42kg – €97.

Store lambs – €2.20-€2.78/kg or €70-€91/head;

  • X11 41kg – €91;
  • X8 40kg – €90;
  • X8 33kg – €91;
  • X10 32kg – €90.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes – €50-€148/head.

Dairy stock:

  • Freshly-calved Friesians – €1,200-€1,560/head.
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