Smaller sale creates ‘lively’ trade at Kilkenny


Cull ewes peaked at €140/head.

Smaller sale creates ‘lively’ trade at Kilkenny

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Cull ewes peaked at €140/head.

Monday, January 27th saw some 320 lots go under the hammer at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale, according to George Candler.

“A much smaller sale of sheep created a very lively trade with a top call of €133 for heavy hoggets/lambs. Cull ewes peaked at €140/head.” the auctioneer explained.

Butcher lambs - €1.73-€2.49/kg or €123-€133/head;

  • X8 77kg - €133;
  • X10 58kg - €126;
  • X19 52kg - €129;
  • X10 51kg - €127.

Factory lambs - €2.30-€2.54/kg or €94-€122/head;

  • X10 48kg - €122;
  • X10 46kg - €116;
  • X8 44kg - €105;
  • X5 40kg - €94.

Other categories:

  • Cast ewes - €90-€140/head.

Dairy stock:

  • In-calve Friesian heifers due February/March - €1,040-€1,320/head;
  • Freshly-calved FR cows and heifers - €1,100-€1,720/head.

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