articles about kilkenny-mart
'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
A “solid trade” in Kilkenny – Candler
Some 520 lots were on offer, with a sluggish trade for lambs
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