Bullocks up €30-€70/head at Kilkenny


“Buyers were out in force, anxious to secure animals before the end of the year” – Candler

Bullocks up €30-€70/head at Kilkenny

  • ADDED
  • 8 days ago

“Buyers were out in force, anxious to secure animals before the end of the year” – Candler

Thursday, November 28th saw some 600 entries go under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart.

The mart’s auctioneer reported that the smaller entry gave rise to a sharp trade, with some bullocks up by €30-€70 on last week’s returns.

“As I have said before over the years, the cattle trade will always be dictated by supply and demand issue.”

“Buyers were out in force, anxious to secure animals before the end of the year. Many have waited thinking that numbers would increase but this has not happened.”

He noted that trade for heifers remained steady while more buyers made their presence felt around the cull cow ring.

Bullocks:

  • 600kgs - €1.80-€2.05/kg or €1,080-€1,340/head;

  • 500-600kgs - €1.65-€2.44/kg or €850-€1,390/head;

  • 400-500kgs - €1.70-€2.45/kg or €750-€1,125/head;

  • <400kgs - €1.60-€2.65/kg or €640-€965/head.

Cull cows:

  • Second-grade Friesian cull cows - €0.70-€1.00/kg;

  • First-grade Friesian cull cows - €1.10-€1.40/kg;

  • Continental cull cows - €1.15-€1.80/kg.

Heifers:

  • Beef-types - €1.85-€2.20/kg or €1,050-€1,440/head;

  • Forward stores - €1.65-€2.20/kg or €800-€1,020/head;

  • Light stores - €1.70-€2.35/kg or €650-€845/head.

Similar Articles

Comments


Most popular

The Marts Forecast
The Marts Forecast
Click to View Weekly Mart Schedules
SELECT LIVESTOCK

Cattle Marts Scheduled Nationwide

Monday

  • Birr
  • Carrigallen
  • Granard
  • Elphin
  • Inishowen
  • Manorhamilton
  • Stranolar
  • Tuam

Tuesday

  • Ballina
  • Ballyjamesduff
  • Drumshambo
  • Ennis
  • Enniscorthy
  • Fermoy
  • Nenagh

Wednesday

  • Athenry
  • Ballinrobe
  • Elphin
  • Granard
  • Kilrush
  • Nenagh

Thursday

  • Ballymote
  • Birr
  • Castlerea
  • Drumshambo
  • Ennis
  • Kilkenny
  • Raphoe

Friday

  • Donegal
  • Gort
  • Kilfenora
  • Roscommon
  • Roscrea
  • Tullow

Saturday

  • Balla
  • Carnew
  • Carrigallen
  • Dowra
  • Loughrea
  • Maam Cross
  • Mohill
  • New Ross
  • Scariff
  • Tullow

Sheep Marts Scheduled Nationwide

Monday

  • Ballyjamesduff
  • Carrigallen
  • Elphin
  • Fermoy
  • Kilkenny
  • Raphoe

Tuesday

  • Athenry
  • Ballina
  • Donegal
  • Ennis
  • Inishowen
  • Tuam
  • Tullow

Wednesday

  • Ballinrobe
  • Enniscorthy
  • Gort
  • Manorhamilton
  • Roscommon
  • Roscrea
  • Stranorlar

Thursday

  • Ballymote
  • Carnew
  • Loughrea

Friday

  • Dowra

Saturday

  • New Ross
  • Maam Cross

Dairy Marts Scheduled Nationwide

Monday

  • Kilkenny

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Enniscorthy (2nd Wednesday Of Month)

Thursday

Friday

  • Fermoy

Saturday

Calf Marts Scheduled Nationwide

Monday

Tuesday

  • Kilkenny

Wednesday

  • Enniscorthy

Thursday

Friday

Saturday