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‘Plain-types showed a slight reduction with fewer customers’

Some 800 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s cattle sale on Thursday, January 28th, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a 98% clearance, due to a tougher trade for plainer-type animals.

“Quality bullocks and heifers are selling well with the bulk of continentals in this category selling from €1.90-€2.40/kg, with exceptional lots to €2.80/kg.

“Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford bullocks and heifers are ranging from €1.75 to €2.20/kg. Plain-types showed a slight reduction with fewer customers.”

Cattle sale prices: 

Bullocks 600kgs – €1.70-€2.40/kg or €1,120-€1,830/head:
  • HE – 860kg – €1,830;
  • LM – 775kg – €1,750;
  • BB – 715kg – €1,530;
  • 2 AA – 660kg – €1,2400;
  • 5 LM – 615kg – €1,270;
  • 2 FR – 600kg – €1,160.
500-600kgs – €1.70-€2.55/kg or €910-€1,450/head:
  • 2 LM – 525kg – €1,270;
  • 2 CH – 535kg – €1,270;
  • CH – 590kg – €1,450;
  • 6 LM – 580kg – €1,370;
  • 4 HE – 560kg – €1,110;
  • 2 FR – 540kg – €1,010.
400-500kgs – €1.70-€2.35/kg or €760-€1,090/head:
  • 2 AA – 490kg – €1,060;
  • 7 AA – 485kg – €1,000;
  • 5 FR – 480kg – €890;
  • 2 LM – 465kg – €1,030;
  • 1 LM – 425kg – €970;
  • 2 CH – 475kg – €1,080.
<400kgs – €1.75-€2.80/kg or €450-€950/head:
  • 6 CH – 390kg – €870;
  • AA – 320kg – €660;
  • 2 LM – 380kg – €940;
  • 6 AU – 340kg – €770;
  • AA – 365kg – €750.
Beef heifers – €1.90-€2.53/kg or €1,000-€1,760/head:
  • CH – 800kg – €1,760;
  • 2 CH – 535kg – €1,350;
  • BA – 660kg – €1,500;
  • 4 AA – 555kg – €1,160;
  • 2 LM – 545kg – €1,380.
Forward store heifers – €1.75-€2.62/kg or €850-€1,220/head:
  • CH – 465kg – €1,220;
  • 9 AA – 450kg – €950;
  • 3 HE – 405kg – €870;
  • 2 CH – 440kg – €1,040.
Store heifers – €1.75-€2.80/kg or €450-€910/head:
  • 3 CH – 390kg – €910;
  • 5 CH – 360kg – €850;
  • 8 AA – 300kg – €670;
  • 4 LM – 275kg – €770.
Cull cows:
  • Friesians – €1.10-€1.68/kg;
  • Continentals – €1.20-€2.31/kg.
Kilkenny Mart – sale arrangements

Sales are held online-only in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

Upcoming sales:
  • Cattle sale – Thursday, January 21st, 2021 – Cows at 10am, followed by heifers. Bullocks: 10:30am.
  • Suckler sale – Thursday, January 21st, 2021;
  • Sheep sale – Monday, January 25th, 2021.

See more mart reports.

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