Quality continentals improve by €50/head at Kilkenny


“The reason for the increase is hard to fathom but perhaps some farmers now feel they have sufficient feed to see them through this winter and, in cases, the appearance of grass is an encouraging sign”

Quality continentals improve by €50/head at Kilkenny

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“The reason for the increase is hard to fathom but perhaps some farmers now feel they have sufficient feed to see them through this winter and, in cases, the appearance of grass is an encouraging sign”

With more purchasers making their presence felt at the ringside, there was a lift in prices all-round at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (January 7th), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer said most lots increased by €20-€40/head, while some quality Continentals improved by €50/head; some 550 lots went under the hammer.

Light Continental bulls peaked at €3.12/kg, with forward-stores topping out at €2.65/kg; heifers climbed to €2.55/kg, while up to €2.00/kg was recorded in the cull cow ring.

“The reason for the increase is hard to fathom but perhaps some farmers now feel they have sufficient feed to see them through this winter and, in cases, the appearance of grass is an encouraging sign.”

“There is also the suggestion that when grass becomes plentiful, prices may increase significantly.” The auctioneer said.

Bullocks

  • 1 CH – 770kg - €1,560
  • 1 Cont – 715kg - €1,580;

  • 1 BA – 635kg - €1,360;

  • 5 AA – 610kg - €1,230;

  • 1 LM – 570kg - €1,290;

  • 1 Cont – 535kg - €1,340;

  • 2 CH – 505kg - €1,200;

  • 3 AA – 500kg - €980;

  • 1 Cont – 485kg - €1,230;

  • 1 LM – 465kg – €1,235;

  • 6 AA – 450kg - €1,000;

  • 5 LM – 410kg - €960;

  • 1 LM – 385kg - €900;

  • 1 SA – 325kg - €790;

  • 5 AA – 265kg - €535;

  • 2 CH – 250kg - €780.

Cull Cows

  • FR Cull Cows - €0.70-€1.80;

  • Cont Cull Cows - €1.10-€2.00/kg.

Heifers

  • 1 BA – 640kg - €1,500;

  • 2 CH – 625kg - €1,400;

  • 1 AA – 570kg - €1,180;

  • 2 Cont – 560kg - €1,330;

  • 1 LM – 520kg - €1,080;

  • 1 AA – 490kg - €990;

  • 1 HE – 480kg - €970;

  • 6 AA – 475kg- €905;

  • 1 LM – 380kg - €810;

  • 1 CH – 345kg - €880;

  • 2 Cont – 330kg - €780;

  • 7 AA – 295kg - €590.

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