Strong demand for short-keep cattle at Kilkenny


"Some quality continental bullocks 500-560kg increased by €40-€60/head compared to last week. Cull cow trade challenging" - Candler

Strong demand for short-keep cattle at Kilkenny

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"Some quality continental bullocks 500-560kg increased by €40-€60/head compared to last week. Cull cow trade challenging" - Candler

Trade was much stronger for quality continental bullocks between 450 - 570 kgs at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (November 15th), with strong demand for short-keep cattle, according to George Candler.

"The €2.30/kg barrier was breached on a good number of occasions which happened very rarely last Thursday. The fact that the sale attracted a yard of good quality animals was beneficial." George Candler said.

Good quality forward-store bullocks and heifers ranged from €2.35-€2.50/kg, while lighter bullocks and heifers found it difficult to attract customers with the Aberdeen Angus; Hereford; and Friesian types from the dairy herd difficult to sell.

British Friesian bullocks between 450-550kgs sold from €1.50 - €1.80/kg, while the cull cow trade was challenging, George noted.

Overall, the sale attracted 780 cattle - a much smaller entry than previous weeks.

Bullocks

  • 1 CH - 700kg - €1,530;
  • 4 HE - 680kg - €1,260;
  • 1 FR - 645kg - €1,150;
  • 2 LM - 605kg - €1,450;
  • 3 CH - 585kg - €1,380;
  • 1 LM - 550kg - €1,330;
  • 2 LM - 540kg - €1,320;
  • 4 HE - 525kg - €935;
  • 2 LM - 495kg - €1,230;
  • 5 CH - 470kg - €1,135;
  • 1 FR - 460kg - €830;
  • 2 CH - 445kg - €1,110;
  • 2 HE - 395kg - €650;
  • 2 AA - 380kg - €710;
  • 2 LM - 375kg - €860;
  • 1 CH - 345kg - €680.

Cull Cows

  • FR cull cows - €0.60 - €1.30/kg;
  • Cont cull cows - €1.20 - €1.75/kg.

Heifers

  • 1 CH - 775kg - €1,400;
  • 1 Cont - 665kg - €1,330;
  • 5 LM - 525kg - €1,140;
  • 6 CH - 520kg - €1,095;
  • 1 SI - 545kg - €1,140;
  • 1 LM - 500kg - €1,100;
  • 1 LM - 460kg - €1,050;
  • 2 AA - 455kg - €800;
  • 1 LM - 380kg - €950;
  • 2 BB - 370kg - €885;
  • 3 HE - 365kg - €620;
  • 2 LM - 320kg - €680.

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