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Beef and forward store bullocks and heifers in short supply at Kilkenny Mart

Just over 700 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (December 17th), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a “steady trade all-around” for both bullocks and heifers.

“Beef and forward store bullocks and heifers were in short supply. Numbers are staying big for the time of year with 30% on offer sold online.”

“A special suckler saw in-calf cows due in January/February ranging from €1,150-€1,620/head.”

Bullock prices at Kilkenny Mart
600kgs – €1.75-€2.25/kg or €980-€1,490/head:
  • AA – 670kg – €1,150;
  • 2 CH- 665kg – €1,490;
  • FR – 610kg – €1,160;
  • 2 AA – 620kg – €1,250;
  • 2 HE – 640kg – €1,290.
500-600kgs – 1.60-€2.50/kg or €810-€1,370/head:
  • FR – 595kg – €1,070;
  • 3 LM – 585kg – €1,360;
  • 4 FR – 575kg – €1,130;
  • 6 FR – 525kg – €970;
  • 5 Continentals – 500kgs – €1,200.
400-500kgs – €1.50-€2.56/kg or €660-€1,130/head:
  • 5 FR – 495kg – €900;
  • 2 LM – 475kg – €1,130;
  • 7 FR – 450kg – €780;
  • 3 BA – 435kg – €1,000;
  • 6 CH – 415kg – €1,030.
<400kgs – €1.50-€2.55/kg or €630-€1,130/head:
  • 3 LM – 390kg – €980;
  • 6 HE – 385kg – €900;
  • 1 HE – 380kg – €820;
  • 2 LM – 360kg – €910;
  • 1 AA – 345kg – €800;
  • 7 SI – 175kg – €530.
Cull cow prices at Kilkenny Mart
  • Friesians – €0.70-€1.50/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.30-€2.10/kg.
Heifer prices at Kilkenny Mart
Forward store heifers – €1.80-€2.40/kg or €780-€1,100/head:
  • 5 AA – 530kg – €1,100;
  • 3 CH – 490kg – €1,090;
  • 5 AA – 480kg – €950;
  • 2 LM – 475kg – €1,090;
  • 5 HE – 430kg – €800.
Store heifers – €1.85-€2.45/kg or €500-€820/head:
  • LM – 385kg – €820;
  • 2 Continentals – 355kgs – €780;
  • 1 AA – 340kg – €650;
  • 6 CH – 305kg – €730.
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