‘Fast’ selling trade at Kilkenny’s first cattle sale of 2020


“Buyers showing more confidence compared to a month or so ago” – Candler

‘Fast’ selling trade at Kilkenny’s first cattle sale of 2020

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“Buyers showing more confidence compared to a month or so ago” – Candler

Thursday, January 9th saw some 500 entries go under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s weekly cattle.

Speaking following the general cattle sale, George Candler, the mart’s auctioneer, said: “A good yard of cattle for the first sale of 2020 with all lots meeting a fast selling trade.”

“Buyers showing more confidence compared to a month or so ago. The sale included 150 cull cows which met a 100% clearance.” Candler added.

Bullocks:

  • 600kgs - €1.50-€2.26/kg or €1,000-€1,460/head;

  • 500-600kg – €1.40-€2.30/kg or €750-€1,300;

  • 400-500kgs - €1.50-€2.32/kg or €650-€1,020;

  • <400kgs - €1.50-€2.94/kg or €620-€940/head.

Cull cows:

  • FR cull cows - €0.80-€1.50/kg;

  • Continental cull cows - €1.30-€2.07/kg.

Heifers:

  • Beef-types - €1.90-€2.30/kg or €1,050-€1.360/head;

  • Forward-stores - €1.90-€2.30/kg or €870-€1,160/head;

  • Light stores - €1.75-€2.10/kg or €680-€880/head.

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