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Kilkenny: Prices to €132/hd with store buyers ‘not as plentiful’

Kilkenny Mart – Sheep Prices – 17-10-2022

According to George Candler, some 800 lots came under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on 17-10-2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a similar trade to last week prevailed for butcher and factory-type lambs. He noted that store lamb buyers were “not as plentiful as last week”.

Butcher types topped out at €147/head, while factory types soared to €132/head and stores peaked at €116/kg for 42kgs.

Kilkenny Mart 17-10-2022

Butcher lambs – €2.55-€2.80/kg or €132-€147/head:

  • 15 56kgs – €146;
  • 15 54kgs – €140;
  • 10 53kgs – €139;
  • 8 52kgs – €140;
  • 18 51kgs – €145;
  • 26 50kgs – €135.

Factory lambs – €2.70-€2.85/kg or €114-€130/head:

  • 28 46kgs – €130;
  • 10 45kgs – €126;
  • 16 44kgs – €122;
  • 10 43kgs – €121;
  • 11 42kgs – €118;
  • 7 41kgs – €115.

Store lambs – €2.70-€2.90/kg or €88-€116/head:

  • 30 40kgs – €116;
  • 30 39kgs – €106;
  • 7 38kgs – €101;
  • 10 37kgs – €102;
  • 16 36kgs – €100;
  • 19 34kgs – €94.

Other categories:

  • Small entry of cast ewes – €100-€195/head.
Last week’s sheep prices

According to George Candler, some 800 lots changed hands at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, October 10th, 2022.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that a larger entry went under the hammer compared to the previous week.

Trade, he said, was sharper by €2-€4/head compared to the previous week’s returns.

Butcher lambs topped out at €149/head, while factory lambs soared to €130/head, store lambs hit €115/head in what Candler described as an “excellent” trade, while cull ewes ranged from €60-€188/head.

Read more on this news article.

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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