Some 600 lots were offered for sale at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday (September 2nd), according to George Candler.
He reported a sharper trade all-round for lambs with a top call of €113 recorded for entries weighing 52kgs.
“More life about the sheep sale today, especially for quality butcher-type animals; afew more store buyers also operating compared to last week.”
“Breeding hoggets also selling well which may indicate that some drystock farmers are increasing their sheep numbers due to the present beef price uncertainty.”
Butcher lambs - €2.14-€2.17/kg:
- X20 54kg - €111;
- X24 52kg - €113;
- X20 50kg - €107;
- X23 48kg - €98.
Factory lambs - €2.05-€2.20/kg:
- X15 46kg - €100;
- X10 45kg - €98;
- X8 44kg - €93;
- X10 43kg - €88.
Store lambs - €2.15-€2.85/kg:
- X8 39kg - €85;
- X10 37kg - €80;
- X10 32kg - €75;
- X10 27kg - €77.
- Cast ewes - €60-€130/head;
- Breeding ewes - €155-€196/head.