Solid trade for sheep with a complete clearance in Kilkenny


George Candler told That’s Farming that the trade started off better last year for sheep and were ahead by approximately €5-€7/head.

Solid trade for sheep with a complete clearance in Kilkenny

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George Candler told That’s Farming that the trade started off better last year for sheep and were ahead by approximately €5-€7/head.

650 sheep went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart for the first sale of the 2018 calendar.

Speaking to That’s Farming, George Candler said:

“I would call it more solid that spectacular. There was a complete clearance with a top price of €139 for heavy type ewes. There seems to be a demand for those at the moment. With lambs, scarcity is keeping the trade fairly solid at the moment.” George told Catherina of That’s Farming.

“The trade started off better last year and looking back on last year’s reports, they were ahead last year by about €5-€7/head,” George added.

Butcher Lambs

  • 10 57kg €120
  • 11 54kg €111
  • 16 52kg €114
  • 20 50kg €107

Factory Lambs

  • 20 48kg €106
  • 12 47kg €105
  • 22 45kg €100
  • 13kg 44kg €98

Store Lambs

  • 11 41kg €94
  • 25 40kg €90
  • 12 37kg €87
  • 8 36kg €80

Cast Ewes €40 to €139/head

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