Biggest sale of the year at Kilkenny


Some 1,000 lots went under the hammer, with trade remaining firm for Continental bullocks and heifers. Dairy-influenced AA and HE heifers are the most difficult to sell.

Biggest sale of the year at Kilkenny

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Some 1,000 lots went under the hammer, with trade remaining firm for Continental bullocks and heifers. Dairy-influenced AA and HE heifers are the most difficult to sell.

Kilkenny Mart held its biggest sale of 2019 on Thursday (February 28th), with some 1,000 lots going under the hammer.

Trade remained very firm especially for continental-type bullocks and heifers, according to George Candler.

The bulk of Friesian bullocks ranged from €1.55 to €1.85 per kilo with forward store continental bullocks and heifers ranging from €2.15 to €2.55 per kilo with lighter types selling to €2.95 per kilo.

“Dairy-influenced Aberdeen Angus and Hereford, especially heifers, are the most difficult to sell,” George said.

“Cull cow prices appear to have steadied especially for the lesser animal, perhaps, due to smaller numbers appearing.” He concluded.

Bullocks

  • 2 CH – 685kg - €1,395 - €2.04/kg;

  • 2 BB – 630kg - €2.11/kg - €1,330;

  • 2 Cont – 610kg - €1,360 - €2.23/kg;

  • 4 AA – 600kg - €1,190 - €1.98/kg;

  • 2 LM – 585kg - €1,330 - €2.27/kg;

  • 4 CH – 565kg - €1,340 - €2.37/kg;

  • 4 HE – 540kg - €1,150 - €2.13/kg;

  • 5 LM – 510kg - €1,250 - €2.45/kg;

  • 4 CH – 385kg - €1,060 - €2.75/kg;

  • 1 AA – 370kg - €740 - €2.00/kg;

  • 7 HE – 350kg - €730 - €2.09/kg;

  • 5 AA – 295kg - €680 - €2.31/kg.

Cull Cows

  • FR Cull Cows - €0.90-€1.70/kg;

  • Cont Cull Cows - €1.20-€1.80/kg.

Heifers

  • 1 CH – 895kg - €1,780 - €1.99/kg;

  • 1 LM – 640kg - €1,350 - €2.11/kg;

  • 2 AA – 590kg - €1,130 - €1.92/kg;

  • 2 Cont – 540kg - €1,240 - €2.30/kg;

  • 1 LM – 500kg - €1,100 - €2.20/kg;

  • 7 Cont – 490kg €1,160 - €2.37/kg;

  • 2 AA – 470kg - €910 - €1.94/kg;

  • 1 Cont – 450kg - €980 - €2.18/kg;

  • 1 LM – 395kg - €1,000 - €2.53/kg;

  • 4 CH – 345kg - €815 - €2.36/kg;

  • 4 Cont – 335kg - €930 - €2.78/kg;

  • 7 AA – 305kg - €580 - €1.90/kg.

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