Limited number of continental cattle on offer at Kilkenny Mart


George Candler told That’s Farming that the decline in the suckler cow numbers was reflected in the entry of Angus and Hereford cattle, with strong dairy influence. Read the report here.

Limited number of continental cattle on offer at Kilkenny Mart

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George Candler told That’s Farming that the decline in the suckler cow numbers was reflected in the entry of Angus and Hereford cattle, with strong dairy influence. Read the report here.

720 cattle passed through the rings of Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, which was an increased entry of 200 cattle to the equivalent sale of 2017.

George Candler noted that this particular sale can receive smaller entries, due to the Thyestes Chase.

Forward store Continental bullocks clicked up to €2.62/kg, with light heifers to €2.87/kg. Cull cows hit a high €2.15/kg and the sale attracted over 180 cull cows.

Speaking to That’s Farming, George Candler, of Kilkenny Mart said:

“There were predominately Friesian and Aberdeen-Angus cattle on offer and continentals were very scarce. Factories dropping quotes is causing a little bit of uncertainty. The continental cattle are being sought after but there are just not enough of those appearing in marts at present.” George explained.

“If we get a spell of dry weather in the next week or two, it could sort of stabilise things. Unfortunately, we are seeing now the decline in the suckler herd being reflected in the limited amount of continental cattle coming to the market. We will see more of those Angus and Hereford-influence cattle coming out.” George added.

Bullocks

  • 5 HEX 755kg €1,550
  • 1 BB 745kg €1540
  • 2 LM 650kg €1460
  • 1 LM 620kg €1490
  • 2 FR 580kg €1050
  • 1 AU 560kg €1380
  • 6 AA 505kg €990

Lighter Bullocks

  • 3 LM 495kg €1,180
  • 1 FR 480kg €900
  • 1 CH 405kg €1060
  • 10 HEX 395kg €845
  • 2 AA 365kg €625
  • 1 SIM 345kg €970
  • 2 AA 320kg €650

Cull Cows

  • Fr Cull Cows €0.83-€1.75/kg
  • Continental Cull Cows €1.20- €2.15/kg

Heifers

  • 1 LM 675kg €1520
  • 1 Cont 655kg €1510
  • 2 CH 595kg €1390
  • 2 Cont 55kg €1340
  • 1 LM 515kg €1130
  • 2 LM 50kg €1190
  • 1 AA 490kg €1050
  • 2 Cont 465kg €1125
  • 1 SIM 375kg €1000
  • 1 LM 345kg €990
  • 2 CH 305kg €750
  • 1 Cont 265kg €650

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