Buyers ‘more selective’ at Kilkenny


Plainer cattle met an easier trade, according to Candler.

Buyers ‘more selective’ at Kilkenny

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Plainer cattle met an easier trade, according to Candler.

Thursday, July 16th saw just over 900 cattle go under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart, according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a solid trade for quality types with a top call of €2.85/kg recorded for continental bullocks, while cull cows peaked at €2.33/kg.

“Plainer cattle were a bit easier with buyers being more selective.” Candler explained.

Bullocks:

  • 600kgs+ - €1.60-€2.35/kg or €1,020-€1,650/head;

  • 500-600kgs - €1.50-€2.46/kg or €750-€1,370/head;

  • 400-500kgs - €1.50-€2.85/kg or €600-€1,280/head;

  • <400kgs - €1.60-€2.60/kg or €580-€950/head.

Heifers:

  • Beef-types - €1.80-€2.30/kg or €1,050-€1,660/head;

  • Forward stores - €1.70-€2.30/kg or €850-€1,150/head;

  • Light stores - €1.55-€3.33/kg or €650-€1,200/head.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians - €1.08-€1.60/kg;

  • Continentals - €1.35-€2.33/kg.

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