Excellent trade for quality continentals at Kilkenny


A smaller entry under the hammer, with a good attendance of customers. Cull cows met with a difficult trade, according to George Candler.

Excellent trade for quality continentals at Kilkenny

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A smaller entry under the hammer, with a good attendance of customers. Cull cows met with a difficult trade, according to George Candler.

Some 730 lots – a smaller entry than the previous week - went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (March 7th), according to George Candler – Auctioneer.

There was an excellent trade for quality continental bullocks and heifers with a good attendance of customers; the bulk of these ranged from €2.25-€2.60/kg with top lots peaking at €2.80/kg.

The quality Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford animals were also in demand; these clicked from €1.80 to €2.15/kg, with up to €2.20/kg forked out in cases.

He outlined that farmers were sourcing British Friesian-type bullocks with close on €2/kg for the top lots with the majority selling from €1.65 to €1.85/kg; cull cows met with a difficult trade.

Bullocks

  • 1 AU – 715kg - €1,570 - €2.20/kg;

  • 8 FR – 650kg - €1,250 - €1.92/kg;

  • 3 AA – 620kg - €1,390 - €2.24/kg;

  • 1 LM – 605kg - €1,400 - €2.31/kg;

  • 1 CH – 595kg - €1,380 - €2.32/kg;

  • 6 FR – 580kg - €990 - €1.71/kg;

  • 2 AA – 535kg - €1,195 - €2.23/kg;

  • 4 LM – 520kg - €1,340 - €2.58/kg;

  • 2 LM – 495kg - €1,250 - €2.53/kg;

  • 2 LM – 475kg - €1,230 - €2.59/kg;

  • 4 FR – 465kg - €830 - €1.78/kg;

  • 4 Cont – 440kg - €1,130 - €2.57/kg;

  • 6 CH – 390kg - €1,030 - €2.64/kg;

  • 2 LM – 380kg - €1,010 - €2.66/kg;

  • 7 HE – 345kg - €790 - €2.29/kg;

  • 2 FR – 305kg - €560 - €1.84/kg.

Cull Cows

  • FR Cull Cows - €0.70-€1.40/kg;

  • Cont Cull Cows - €1.30-€1.95/kg.

Heifers

  • 1 CH – 655kg - €1,330 - €2.03/kg;

  • 1 Cont – 625kg - €1,250 - €2.00/kg;

  • 1 LM – 575kg - €1,280 - €2.23/kg;

  • 1 Cont – 515kg - €1,200 - €2.33/kg;

  • 2 LM – 475kg - €1,140 - €2.40/kg;

  • 1 AA – 460kg - €880 - €1.91/kg;

  • 1 Cont – 445kg - €950 - €2.13/kg;

  • 4 LM – 425kg - €1,045 - €2.46/kg;

  • 1 LM – 395kg - €1,070 - €2.71/kg;

  • 5 CH – 365kg - €890 - €2.44/kg;

  • 4 CH – 345kg - €900 - €2.61/kg;

  • 1 CH – 315kg - €945 - €3.00/kg.

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