Heavier hoggets improve by €2-€5/head at Kilkenny


Sheep numbers are remaining small; butcher lambs made up to €130, factory lambs hit €121 and cast ewes peaked at €118.

Heavier hoggets improve by €2-€5/head at Kilkenny

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Sheep numbers are remaining small; butcher lambs made up to €130, factory lambs hit €121 and cast ewes peaked at €118.

Sheep numbers are remaining small at Kilkenny Mart with some 300 lots going under the hammer on Monday (March 4th), according to George Candler – auctioneer.

Trade has steadied and, in some cases, heavy hoggets increased by €2-€5/head on last week’s returns, he added.

Butcher Lambs - €2.10-€2.40/kg or €118-€130/head

  • X15 – 59kgs - €125 - €2.12/kg;

  • X20 – 56kgs - €126 - €2.25/kg;

  • X10 – 55kgs - €130 - €2.36/kg;

  • X24 – 51kgs - €122 - €2.39/kg.

Factory Lambs - €2.20-€2.50/kg or €98-€121/head

  • X17 – 50kgs - €121 - €2.42/kg;

  • X11 – 47kgs - €107 - €2.28/kg;

  • X12 – 43kg - €105- €2.44/kg;

  • X10 – 40kgs - €100 - €2.50/kg.

Store Lambs - €2.35-€2.55/kg or €80-€100/head

  • X10 – 39kgs - €98 - €2.51/kg;

  • X8 – 37kgs - €94 - €2.54/kg;

  • X12 – 35kgs - €85 - €2.43/kg;

  • X12 – 33kgs - €83 - €2.52/kg.

Other Categories

  • Cast Ewes - €20-€118/head.

Dairy

“In the dairy ring, trade is showing the confidence that is present for all involved in this sector of agriculture,” George said.

Sample prices

  • In-calve FR cows and heifers - €1,200-€1,450/head

  • Freshly-calved Friesians - €1,300-€1,940/head.

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