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.
- Cast ewes - €90-€140/head.
- In-calve Friesian heifers due February/March - €1,040-€1,320/head;
- Freshly-calved FR cows and heifers - €1,100-€1,720/head.