Some 500 sheep were presented for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Monday (April 27th), according to George Candler.
The mart’s auctioneer pointed out that trade for spring lambs was slightly easier, while hoggets met a similar trade to last week.
“The tender sale in operation at the moment not suiting everyone but we are still trying to provide a service.” Candler said.
Butcher lambs - €2.95-€3.18/kg or €128-€150/head;
- X10 - 49kg - €150;
- X10 – 46kg - €137;
- X26 – 45kg - €137;
- X10 - 44kg - €140.
Factory lambs - €2.75-€3.05/kg or €117-€128/head;
- X10 - 43kg - €128;
- X10 - 42kg - €128;
- X12 - 41kg - €120;
- X10 - 40kg - €119.
Butcher hoggets - €2.15-€2.65/kg or €118-€142/head;
- X20 - 65kg - €142;
- X15 - 58kg - €140;
- X10 - 54KG - €140;
- X12 - 52kg - €137.
- Cast ewes - €71-€157.50/head.
- Freshly-calved FR cows and heifers - €1,290-€1,610/head;
- Friesian maiden heifers - €700-€810/head.