Hoggets peak at €125/head at Kilkenny


“Smaller numbers may well be as a result of the very cold spring where considerable losses were recorded and when grass became scarce last summer, many sheep farmers had to sell lambs earlier than usual”

Hoggets peak at €125/head at Kilkenny

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“Smaller numbers may well be as a result of the very cold spring where considerable losses were recorded and when grass became scarce last summer, many sheep farmers had to sell lambs earlier than usual”

A smaller entry of sheep – some 320 lots – went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Monday (January 21st) according to George Candler – the mart’s auctioneer.

Heavy hoggets/lambs peaked at €125/head; hogget/lambs saw the biggest improvement in price with 34kgs making €99 and 40kgs selling for €106.

“Smaller numbers may well be as a result of the very cold spring where considerable losses were recorded.” George Candler said.

“Also, when grass became scarce last summer, many sheep farmers had to sell lambs earlier than usual. The old saying applies here - supply and demand dictate prices.”

Butcher Lambs - €2.10-€2.40/kg or €113-€125/head

  • X20 – 59kg - €125;
  • X8 – 56kg - €121;
  • X11 – 53kg - €125;
  • X10 – 50kg - €120.

Factory Lambs - €2.35/kg-€2.49/kg or €107-€119/head

  • X10 – 48kg - €119;
  • X8 – 47kg - €114;
  • X4 – 45kg - €110;
  • X10 – 43kg- €107.

Store Lambs - €2.40/kg-€2.85/kg or €90-€106/head

  • X10 – 42kg - €105;
  • X39 – 40kg - €106;
  • X12 – 39kg - €100;
  • X20 – 33kg - €94.

Other categories

  • Cast ewes - €65-€125/head.

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