Short supply of beef bullocks and heifers at Kilkenny


Candler reported a 95% clearance at the general cattle sale.

Short supply of beef bullocks and heifers at Kilkenny

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Candler reported a 95% clearance at the general cattle sale.

Over 900 lots turned out for Kilkenny Mart’s most recent cattle sale on Thursday (July 30th), according to George Candler.

The mart’s auctioneer reported a 95% with a top call of €2.85/kg for continental store bullocks and up to €2.25/kg paid for Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford entries.

“Beef bullocks and heifers were in short supply. Not as many beef animals on offer but next Thursday (August 6th), we will have a special section for beef bullocks beef heifers & cull cows.”

“If it is as successful as our last beef sale on July 23rd, it would be very pleasing.” he added.

Bullocks

  • 600kgs+ - €1.70-€2.40/kg or €850-€1,650/head;

  • 500-600kgs - €1.60-€2.50/kg or €850-€1,330/head;

  • 400-500kgs - €1.60-€2.85/kg or €680-€1,370/head;

  • <400kgs - €1.60-€2.89/kg or €500-€1,000/head.

Cull cows:

  • Friesians - €0.96-€1.60/kg;

  • Continentals - €1.30-€2.10/kg.

Heifers:

  • Beef-types - €1.85-€2.30/kg or €960-€1,470/head;

  • Forward stores - €1.80-€2.60/kg or €880-€1,350/head;

  • Light stores - €1.70-€3.00/kg or €680-€960/head.

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