Some 450 lots went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday, December 2nd, according to George Candler.
“Numbers stilled limited which is helping to consolidate the trade.” the auctioneer outlined.
“A fast selling trade again in Kilkenny with customers anxious to source sheep. Butchers and factory agents were very active with farmer buyers still looking for quality store lambs.” Candler added.
Butcher lambs - €1.84-€2.24/kg or €110-€116/head:
- X10 63kg - €116;
- X20 55kg - €116;
- X10 52kg - €115;
- X10 51kg - €114.
Factory lambs - €2.15/kg-€2.26/kg or €95-€106/head:
- X15 47kg - €106;
- X10 46kg - €103;
- X12 45kg - €99;
- X14 43kg - €97.
Store lambs - €2.15-€2.39/kg or €68-€91/head:
- X16 39kg - €84;
- X5 38kg - €91;
- X21 36kg - €80;
- X8 34kg - €74.