'Short supply' of beef animals at Kilkenny


“Hopefully, next year in the cattle industry, there will be more positivity" - Candler

'Short supply' of beef animals at Kilkenny

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“Hopefully, next year in the cattle industry, there will be more positivity" - Candler

Thursday, December 19th saw some 420 lots go under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart.

Speaking following the sale, the mart’s auctioneer, George Candler, said: “The last sale of 2019 was a small affair, but prices were well-maintained at last week’s returns. Beef animals were in short supply.”

“Hopefully, next year in the cattle industry, there will be more positivity,” Candler added.

Bullocks:

  • 600kg+ - €1.75-€2.00kg or €1,080-€1,420/head;

  • 500-600kg – €1.60-€2.50/kg or €820-€1,275;

  • 400-500kg - €1.50-€2.50/kg or €550-€1,160;

  • <400kgs - €1.45-€2.51/kg or €450-€990/head.

Cull cows:

  • 1st-grade FR - €1.10-€1.35/kg;

  • 2nd-grade FR - €0.70-€1.10/kg;

  • Continentals - €1.20-€1.90/kg.

Heifers

  • Beef-types - €1.80-€2.02/kg or €1,040-€1,250/head;

  • Forward stores - €1.85-€2.21/kg or €900-€1,090;

  • Light stores - €1.60-€2.50/kg or €480-€830/head.

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