Sheep News

CAP: Ag committee told ‘worthwhile’ scheme needed

CAP: Ag committee told ‘worthwhile’ scheme needed

The Joint Oireachats Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been told that a “worthwhile” agri-environment scheme – delivering...

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Hoggets sell to €186 at Ennis Mart on Monday

Hoggets sell to €186 at Ennis Mart on Monday

Ennis Mart’s manager, Martin McNamara, reported a super trade at Monday’s (April 12) sheep sale, with a very strong demand...

April 14, 2021

Cull ewes sell for over €200 at Athenry Mart

Cull ewes sell for over €200 at Athenry Mart

The trade for cull ewes was on fire at Athenry Mart yesterday (Monday, April 12), with prices breaching the €200...

April 13, 2021

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

There are plans to have all farms and seafood operators in quality assurance (QA) schemes under the 2030 Agri-Food Strategy,...

April 12, 2021

Sheep prices march on as the mart trade continues to amaze

Sheep prices march on as the mart trade continues to amaze

The positivity around the sheep trade continues, as prices continue to march forward at both factory and mart level. Looking...

April 10, 2021

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

“A super trade all round and long may it continue.” These were the words of Sean McNamara the sheep chairman...

April 9, 2021

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

The new Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 – the successor to Food Wise 2025 – will see an increased focus on...

April 8, 2021

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Last Friday saw Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, agree a £1.27 million Covid-19 support package for the sheep industry...

April 6, 2021

Sheep kill down over 50,000 head on this time last year

Sheep kill down over 50,000 head on this time last year

The latest weekly kill figures from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) show that the sheep kill...

April 4, 2021

Spring lambs at sales dominate the headlines as prices breach €200

Spring lambs at sales dominate the headlines as prices breach €200

Records continue to be broken at sales this week, with spring lambs at sales in marts breaching the €200 mark...

April 4, 2021

Spring lamb trade reaches new highs at Tullow as prices top €214

Spring lamb trade reaches new highs at Tullow as prices top €214

Another super trade was seen for the spring lamb trade at Tullow Mart once again this week at the mart’s...

April 3, 2021

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million for NI...

April 2, 2021

Cull ewe trade on fire, as top prices reach €170-192

Cull ewe trade on fire, as top prices reach €170-192

Although many eyes have been on spring lambs this week, with factory quotes increasing and more numbers, albeit small still,...

March 29, 2021

Number of hoggets exported live from Northern Ireland for direct slaughter has decreased

Number of hoggets exported live from Northern Ireland for direct slaughter has decreased

The number of hoggets exported from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland and the UK for direct slaughter has...

March 26, 2021

56% decline in shipments of Irish sheepmeat to the UK in January 2021

56% decline in shipments of Irish sheepmeat to the UK in January 2021

Imports of Irish sheepmeat to the UK fell by 56% in January of this year, with overall imports of fresh...

March 25, 2021

Gardaí investigate theft of pedigree Charollais rams

Gardaí investigate theft of pedigree Charollais rams

Members of An Garda Síochána have begun investigations into the theft of a number of pedigree Charollais rams from a...

March 23, 2021

Spring lamb prices on the rise with ‘quotes up to €7.80/kg offered’

Spring lamb prices on the rise with ‘quotes up to €7.80/kg offered’

Easter and spring lamb production should get a premium price as demand for hoggets and lambs will strengthen over the...

March 23, 2021