Heavy, out-of-spec stock ‘difficult to get away’ at Kilkenny


Trade was sharper for in-spec continental bullocks, according to Candler.

Heavy, out-of-spec stock ‘difficult to get away’ at Kilkenny

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Trade was sharper for in-spec continental bullocks, according to Candler.

Some 1,100 entries went under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (October 10th), according to George Candler – auctioneer.

He noted that trade was sharper, especially for in-spec continental bullocks.

“Heavy, out-of-spec bullocks are difficult to get away. Cull cows were harder to sell with quality heifers peaking at €2.30/kg.” the auctioneer added.

Summary:

  • Bullocks 600kg plus - €1.60-€2.30/kg or €930-€1,380/head;

  • Bullocks 500-600kgs - €1.50-€2.40/kg or €720-€1,320/head;

  • Bullocks 400-500kgs - €1.40-€2.55/kg or €740-€1,115/head;
  • Bullocks less than 400kgs - €1.40-€2.40/kg or €520-€930/head.
  • Beef heifers - €1.70-€2.10/kg or €880-€1,160/head;
  • Forward-store heifers - €1.60-€2.20/kg or €800-€1,100/head;
  • Light store heifers - €1.50-€2.25/kg or €480-€830/head;
  • Friesian cull cows - €0.80-€1.20/kg;
  • Continental cull cows – €1.15-€1.60/kg.

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