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Store lambs easier at Kilkenny Mart as farmers fill their order books

Some 500 entries were presented for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Monday (December 14th), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade for sheep remained strong, especially for butcher and factory-type lambs.

“A similar-sized sale to last week with butcher and factory lambs attracting slightly more interest.”

“The store trade was a bit easier mainly due to a decrease in the quality on offer and the fact that many farmer customers have now filled their order books.”

Sheep prices Kilkenny Mart
Butcher lambs – €2.45-€2.58/kg or €118-€133/head:
  • X12 53kgs – €133;
  • X10 52kgs – €133;
  • X28 51kgs – €130;
  • X13 50kgs – €129;
  • X10 49kgs – €120;
  • X20 48kgs – €123.
Factory lambs – €2.45-€2.65/kg or €106-€124/head:
  • X14 47kgs – €124;
  • X10 46kgs – €122;
  • X15 45kgs – €118;
  • X12 44kgs – €115;
  • X14 43kgs – €106;
  • X10 42kgs – €106.
Store lambs – €2.50-€2.65/kg or €86-€103/head:
  • X12 41kgs – €103;
  • X8 40kgs – €101;
  • X8 39kgs – €103;
  • X7 38kgs – €95;
  • X6 37kgs – €94;
  • X5 36kgs – €90.
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