articles about kilkenny-mart
A smaller sale of sheep with some 320 entries on offer – Candler
"The wet weather has meant that farmers buying cattle have not the same option of putting them out to grass" - Candler
“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"
“Factories have adequate supplies from Northern Ireland the UK” — Candler
“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"
'A bigger sale of cattle with a definite trend developing' - Candler
“The good breeding hogget sale would indicate that more farmers intend staying in sheep production.”
"The sharper trade can be attributed to the resilience of farmers rather than any positivity in the marketplace,"
This is 'to be welcomed in the uncertain climate that exists at present'
"Quality breeding hoggets in demand; cull ewes still meeting a solid trade'
'A larger yard of heifers met with better demand especially the quality lots' - Candler
'Here’s hoping an acceptable resolution can be achieved in the dispute between Beef Plan and factories'
Butcher lambs sold from €100-€112/head, factory lambs climbed from €99-€103/head and store lambs made from €70-€85/head
Continental bullocks – weighing from 430-490kgs – met with the strongest demand.
500 lots on offer with "more of a challenging trade."
“Do factories realise that a lot of farmers who bought cattle in the past have either gone into contract rearing or reduced numbers dramatically?”
“Another small yard of sheep with lambs peaking at €116 with cull ewes to a top call of €135/head.”
CH – 780kg achieved €1,440