Butcher lambs easier at Kilkenny


“The good breeding hogget sale would indicate that more farmers intend staying in sheep production.”

Butcher lambs easier at Kilkenny

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“The good breeding hogget sale would indicate that more farmers intend staying in sheep production.”

Some 900 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday (September 9th), according to George Candler.

“A bigger sale of sheep with trade similar for both factory and store-type lambs; butcher-type lambs were a bit easier.”

“The good breeding hogget sale would indicate that more farmers intend staying in sheep production,” Candler added.

Butcher lambs - €1.95-€2.00/kg or €99-€106/head;

  • X20 54kg - €106;

  • X18 53kg - €106;

  • X20 51kg - €102;

  • X10 50kg - €99.

Factory lambs - €2.00-€2.05/kg or €88-€98/head;

  • X24 48kg - €98;

  • X16 46kg - €94;

  • X10 45kg - €91;

  • X11 44kg - €88.

Store lambs - €2.05-€2.15/kg or €70-€84/head;

  • X12 40kg - €82;

  • X15 38kg - €80;

  • X16 37kg - €79;

  • X10 35kg - €72.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes - €59-€125/head.

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