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Kilkenny Mart report: Sharper trade but snowfall reduces sale size

Just over 200 cattle were on offer at Kilkenny Mart’s first cattle sale on Thursday, January 7th.

The mart’s auctioneer, George Candler, noted that prices were sharper, especially for forward cattle and cull cows.

Speaking following the sale, he said: “Today’s sale in Kilkenny was a small affair with this morning’s snowfall preventing a number of farmers who had entered cattle from travelling.”

“The limited number of animals on offer meet a good selling trade resulting in an almost 100% clearance.”

“Prices were sharper, especially for cattle with flesh and cull cows. This sale would suggest there are still many potential buyers looking to source cattle.”

Kilkenny Mart report
Bullocks – 600kgs – €1.70-€2.35/kg or €1,060-€1,470/head:
  • 2 Continentals – 710kg – €1,470;
  • PI – 665kg – €1,500;
  • BB – 660kg – €1,450;
  • FR – 610kg – €1,060.
500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.40/kg or €980-€1,280/head:
  • 4 FR – 590kg – €1,090;
  • 2 BB – 575kg – €1,280;
  • 1 CH – 560kg – €1,190;
  • 2 AA – 540kg – €1,050.
400-500kgs – €1.70-€2.30/kg or €1,70-€2.35/kg:
  • 2 LM – 490kg – €1,050;
  • 2 HE – 480kg – €910;
  • 2 FR – 440kg – €770;
  • 2 Continentals – 400kgs – €920.
<400kgs – €1.60-€2.60/kg or €420-€760/head
  • 4 AA – 360kg – €760;
  • 3 LM – 250kg – €650;
  • 4 FR – 230kg – €450.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €0.90-€1.55/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.30-€2.05/kg.
Beef heifers – €1.90-€2.30/kg or €1,050-€1,470/head:
  • 1 CH – 690kg – €1,470;
  • 2 LM – 640kg – €1,360;
  • 2 continentals – €625kg – €1,320;
  • 1 LM 600kg – €1,330.
Forward store heifers:
  • 2 LM – 490kg – €1,150;
  • 1 continental – 565kg – €1,180;
  • 3 continentals – 555kg – €1,120;
  • 2 CH – 525kg – €1,190.
Light store heifers – €1.70-€2.75/kg or €520-€860/head:
  • 2 CH – 380kg – €860;
  • 1 Continental – 335kg – €740;
  • 2 AA – 250kg – €540;
  • 1 Continental – 275kg – €540.
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