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“Butcher and factory-type lambs are in short supply.”
Some 800 lots were on offer, with up to €148 for cull ewe and up to €131 for ewe lambs.
“The wearing of masks is now suggested to operate in all livestock marts and compliance yesterday was about 98%.” Candler added.
Wholesale and butcher-type lambs were in short supply, according to Candler.
Heavy lambs peaked at €127 at Kilkenny.
Friesian bulls sold from €37-€150/head.
Candler noted that cull cows met a solid trade.
Kilkenny Mart – Cattle Prices – Mart Report – Thursday, January 23rd.
“Buyers were out in force, anxious to secure animals before the end of the year” – Candler
“Is the worst over?” – asks George Candler
Trade was sharper for in-spec continental bullocks, according to Candler.
Butcher and factory-type lambs were easier by €2-€3/head
“Larger numbers from Northern Ireland and further afield helping to swell numbers in the factories” – Candler
Trade aided by buyers "specifically looking for quality continental bullocks and heifers"
“Those still at the factory gates should not stop fellow farmers who now need to dispose of beef before they go over-age or over-fit"
"The sharper trade can be attributed to the resilience of farmers rather than any positivity in the marketplace,"
'Here’s hoping an acceptable resolution can be achieved in the dispute between Beef Plan and factories'
“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”
“A bigger sale of calves compared to last week but quality not of the same high standard as other weeks.” – Candler