Spring lambs make up to €125 at Kilkenny


There was a firm trade for sheep – butcher lambs sold to €126, while cull ewes topped out at €122. Dairy cows realised €1,800.

Spring lambs make up to €125 at Kilkenny

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There was a firm trade for sheep – butcher lambs sold to €126, while cull ewes topped out at €122. Dairy cows realised €1,800.

Another small yard of sheep met a firmer trade at Kilkenny Mart on Monday (April 1st), according to George Candler – Auctioneer.

A small selection of spring lambs saw a top call of €125 forked out for a 43kg entry, while cull ewes peaked at €122.

Butcher Lambs

  • X16 – 62kg - €126 - €2.03/kg;

  • X20 – 60kg - €126 - €2.10/kg;

  • 19 – 55kg - €126 - €2.29/kg;

  • 10 – 52kgs - €131 - €2.52/kg.

Factory Lambs

  • X9 – 50kgs - €120 - €2.40/kg;

  • X10 – 47kg - €117 - €2.49/kg;

  • X8 – 46kgs - €115 - €2.50/kg;

  • X8 – 45kg - €105 - €2.33/kg.

Dairy Stock

Fresh-calved Friesian entries sold well especially those with good udder conformation, the auctioneer outlined.

“Even if heifers or cows have excellent back breeding, they must look the part visually.” He stressed.

Freshly-calved FR cows ranged from €1,300-€1,800/head.

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