Sheep News

AMR is a growing priority for livestock farmers in NI

AMR is a growing priority for livestock farmers in NI

There is now strong evidence, confirming that Northern Ireland leads the way, in many aspects, where antimicrobial resistance (AMR) measures...

May 31, 2021

Online trading still buzzing despite the return to ringside

Online trading still buzzing despite the return to ringside

Since the return of buyers ringside nearly two weeks ago (May 17), a sense of normality began to return to...

May 31, 2021

Both lamb and hogget prices fall in Great Britain

Both lamb and hogget prices fall in Great Britain

Great Britain (GB) deadweight and liveweight lamb and hogget prices fell for the week ending May 26, the Agriculture and...

May 30, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices look set to come under pressure

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices look set to come under pressure

Lamb prices in the North look to be coming under pressure, with quotes for next week falling back by up...

May 29, 2021

Sheep kill: Throughput falls over 4,500 head, as hogget supplies dry up

Sheep kill: Throughput falls over 4,500 head, as hogget supplies dry up

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending May 23) saw a decrease on the week before – down over 4,500 head,...

May 29, 2021

GLAS balancing payments of €700,000 announced

GLAS balancing payments of €700,000 announced

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced that balancing payments will commence this week under the...

May 28, 2021

‘Exceptionally good trade for heavy ewes’ at Tuam Mart on Tuesday

‘Exceptionally good trade for heavy ewes’ at Tuam Mart on Tuesday

On Tuesday evening (May 25), Tuam Mart held its weekly sale of sheep, which saw a good trade all round...

May 28, 2021

Improved trade on last week at sales on Monday as lambs hit €193/head at Corrin

Improved trade on last week at sales on Monday as lambs hit €193/head at Corrin

An improved trade was seen at sheep sales held on Monday (May 24) on last week, in line with firm...

May 25, 2021

71% fall in UK imports of Irish sheepmeat in March

71% fall in UK imports of Irish sheepmeat in March

The UK recorded a drop of 71% year-on-year for March in the amount of sheepmeat imported from Ireland, the Agriculture...

May 24, 2021

Northern sheep trade: 46% increase in throughput seen in plants last week

Northern sheep trade: 46% increase in throughput seen in plants last week

The sheep trade up north this past week was steady overall, the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) reported. Quotes from...

May 24, 2021

Lambs and ewes up €8-12/head on last week at Enniscorthy

Lambs and ewes up €8-12/head on last week at Enniscorthy

On Wednesday (May 18), Enniscorthy Mart held its weekly sale of sheep, which saw an excellent trade for spring lambs...

May 23, 2021

Cull ewes top €192/head at Tullow Mart on Tuesday

Cull ewes top €192/head at Tullow Mart on Tuesday

On Tuesday (May 18), Tullow Mart held its weekly sale of sheep, with trade fully maintained on the week before,...

May 20, 2021

IBLA: ‘Rebranded’ farm organisation outlines priorities

IBLA: ‘Rebranded’ farm organisation outlines priorities

The newly ‘rebranded’ Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has set out its priorities following an ‘AGM’ on Saturday (May...

May 19, 2021

Big numbers see a strong trade for spring lambs at sales on Monday

Big numbers see a strong trade for spring lambs at sales on Monday

Marts held yesterday (Monday, May 17) witnessed a large entry of sheep – especially spring lambs – compared to last...

May 18, 2021

Sheep prices: Farmers urged to ‘ignore quotes’

Sheep prices: Farmers urged to ‘ignore quotes’

Sheep farmers are being urged to “ignore quotes” on lamb due to a continuing strong performance in the market. The...

May 17, 2021

Tight hogget supplies and poor grass growth sees UK sheep kill fall in April

Tight hogget supplies and poor grass growth sees UK sheep kill fall in April

Last week’s sheep kill here at home (week ending May 9) showed that over 80,000 less hoggets have been processed...

May 17, 2021

‘As a mart manager our job was to get people into the mart – not keep them away’

‘As a mart manager our job was to get people into the mart – not keep them away’

With the return of buyers ringside imminent, a sense of normality, finally, is coming back into our lives – with...

May 16, 2021

Marts: ICOS stresses continued precautions from Monday

Marts: ICOS stresses continued precautions from Monday

With sellers and buyers due to return to marts from next Monday (May 17), farmers are being urged to remember...

May 12, 2021