Cull ewes sell to €140 at Kilkenny


"A sharp trade resulted in a complete clearance. Numbers are scarce and this is creating better returns all-round"

Cull ewes sell to €140 at Kilkenny

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"A sharp trade resulted in a complete clearance. Numbers are scarce and this is creating better returns all-round"

Kilkenny Mart's first sheep sale of the year - which took place on Monday (January 7th) attracted 400 entries, according to George Candler - the mart's auctioneer.

The auctioneer reported an excellent trade all-round, with a top call of €140 recorded for cull ewes, while hoggets pushed up to €124/head.

"A sharp trade resulted in a complete clearance. Numbers are scarce and this is creating better returns all-round." George Candler said.

Butcher Lambs - €2.10-€2.30/kg or €114-€124/head

  • 22 - 57kg - €124;
  • 20 - 56kg - €120;
  • 10 - 55kg - €120;
  • 18 - 52kg - €119.

Factory Lambs - €2.20-€2.36/kg or €100-€113/head

  • 15 - 49kg - €113;
  • 12 - 47kg - €111;
  • 10 - 45kg - €102;
  • 17 - 44kg - €103.

Other categories

  • Cast ewes - €50-€140/head.

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