articles about kilkenny-mart
Lambs sold to €122 while cast ewes reached €137
“Trade a bit easier for forward store-types and beef bullocks"
“The rain of the past few days has stimulated grass growth which has encouraged more farmers buyers to secure stock.”
“A somewhat bigger sale of cattle compared to last week; quality continentals remained a solid trade,"
“Grass scarcity is a contributing factor," - shortage of farmer buyers
Cull ewes met an excellent selling trade
“Exporters and farmer buyers creating plenty of completion.” - Candler
“More customers were active.” - Candler
“A good trade was generated through the presence of farmers and exporters.” – George Candler
“The demise of the suckler cow herd in Kilkenny is obvious with another 8 to 10 farmers entering dairying in the next 6 months.” – Candler
“A bigger sale of calves compared to last week but quality not of the same high standard as other weeks.” – Candler
“Good to see more life for heavier bullocks, heifers and cows” - Candler
“Heavier bullocks and cull cows attracted more interest compared to last week”
“Another quality yard of calves met a good selling trade with exporters and farmers active”
“If the weather becomes milder and grass growth improves, it should steady the trade for all types” – Candler
“Another small sale of sheep met a good selling trade, while there was an electric trade for freshly-calved Friesians”
Trade remained remarkably firm for Continental bullocks and heifers with prices ranging from €2.35 to €2.75/kg with quality lots peaking at €2.85/kg.
“Many factories are complaining about the fact that too many heavy sheep are appearing” – Candler