Sheep News

Sheep kill: Throughput drops just below the 50,000 head mark for last week

Sheep kill: Throughput drops just below the 50,000 head mark for last week

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending June 13) saw a decrease on the week before – down over 3,400 head,...

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‘Buoyant trade’ seen at Tullow on Tuesday, as cull ewes hit €198 and lambs €170

‘Buoyant trade’ seen at Tullow on Tuesday, as cull ewes hit €198 and lambs €170

A strong entry of sheep were met with a very good demand at Tullow Mart on Tuesday, with lamb prices...

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Ireland has huge potential to improve animal welfare – UCD chair

Ireland has huge potential to improve animal welfare – UCD chair

The first-ever chair of animal welfare and veterinary ethics at University College Dublin’s (UCD) School of Veterinary Medicine was appointed...

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Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices take a 15-20p/kg hit

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices take a 15-20p/kg hit

Lamb prices in Northern Ireland (NI) have edged back similar to down south this past week, with prices during the...

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Figures show a further tightening of NI lambs coming south for direct slaughter

Figures show a further tightening of NI lambs coming south for direct slaughter

Recent figures, up to the end of May, show a further tightening of supplies of lambs coming from Northern Ireland...

June 18, 2021

Average deadweight lamb prices in NI for May up £28 from last year

Average deadweight lamb prices in NI for May up £28 from last year

Average deadweight lamb prices for the month of May in Northern Ireland (NI) were up by 131.6p/kg from the same...

June 17, 2021

IFA rebels launch campaign for coupled payment at Farm Centre

IFA rebels launch campaign for coupled payment at Farm Centre

A group of members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have launched their own campaign for coupled farm payments for...

June 16, 2021

‘Right good trade for lambs; cull ewes were a small bit quieter’

‘Right good trade for lambs; cull ewes were a small bit quieter’

“We saw a right good trade for lambs across the board here on Monday, while the ewe trade, although solid,...

June 16, 2021

Pics from the mart: Lambs top €170/head at Athenry on Monday

Pics from the mart: Lambs top €170/head at Athenry on Monday

A good lively trade was seen for all categories of lambs at Athenry Mart on Monday (June 14) – which...

June 15, 2021

‘Lamb prices improved by €3-4/head on last week’ – Maura Quigley

‘Lamb prices improved by €3-4/head on last week’ – Maura Quigley

Lamb prices improved by €3-4/head on last week at Roscommon Mart, according to the mart’s manager, Maura Quigley. Agriland spoke...

June 13, 2021

UK sheep production for May declines by 7%

UK sheep production for May declines by 7%

UK sheep production saw a decline of 7% on the year, to 19,100t for the month of May, the Agriculture...

June 13, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Lamb quotes ease by 10c/kg

Northern sheep trade: Lamb quotes ease by 10c/kg

Further downward pressure continues to be exerted on lamb prices in the North, with prices easing back 10p/kg since the...

June 12, 2021

ICSA calls for CAP funds to support ‘first 40ha’

ICSA calls for CAP funds to support ‘first 40ha’

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is calling for Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding to be directed towards...

June 10, 2021

Sheep kill: Spring lamb throughput hits over 43,500 head last week

Sheep kill: Spring lamb throughput hits over 43,500 head last week

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending June 6) saw an increase once again on the week before – up over...

June 10, 2021

Trade for factory lambs sees the biggest hit at Loughrea Mart

Trade for factory lambs sees the biggest hit at Loughrea Mart

Factory lambs witnessed the biggest dip in prices at Loughrea Mart on Thursday (June 3). The mart’s manager, Jimmy Cooney,...

June 7, 2021

Quotes for wool starting at 20c/kg and ‘unlikely to move off that’

Quotes for wool starting at 20c/kg and ‘unlikely to move off that’

With many sheep farmers getting their flocks shorn over the past while, and many more preparing to do the same...

June 7, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Increasing supplies putting downward pressure on prices

Northern sheep trade: Increasing supplies putting downward pressure on prices

The increasing number of lambs coming on stream to plants in Northern Ireland is inserting downward pressure on prices. Quotes...

June 6, 2021

Sheep kill: Spring lamb throughput increases by over 6,000 head

Sheep kill: Spring lamb throughput increases by over 6,000 head

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending May 30) saw an increase on the week before – up over 4,000 head,...

June 5, 2021