‘Heavy lambs appear to be in short supply’


Trade was sharper all-round for all lambs, according to Candler.

‘Heavy lambs appear to be in short supply’

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Trade was sharper all-round for all lambs, according to Candler.

Trade was sharper all-round for all lambs at Kilkenny Mart on Monday (August 31st), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that store lambs met with a “good” selling trade. “Heavy lambs appear to be in short supply,” added Candler, who reported than some 650 lots were presented for sale.

Butcher lambs - €2.25-€2.37/kg or €110-€128/head;

  • X8 55kgs - €124;

  • X10 54kgs - €128;

  • X12 51kg - €120;

  • X10 50kgs - €115.

Factory lambs - €2.30-€2.40/kg or €101-€115/head;

  • X25 48kgs – 4115;

  • X11 45kgs - €107;

  • X10 44kgs - €105;

  • X20 43kgs - €103.

Store lambs - €2.40-€2.47/kg or €75-€92/head;

  • X16 38kg - €92;

  • X10 37kg - €91;

  • X15 36kg - €89;

  • X8 35kg - €85.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes - €50-€131/head.

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