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Sheep marts: Hogget prices top €180/head at some sales

Sheep marts: Hogget prices top €180/head at some sales

Hogget prices were once again on the rise last week, with top prices for good-quality hoggets hitting highs of €180/head....

March 23, 2021

Cattle marts: Managers signal to a strengthening of the store trade

Cattle marts: Managers signal to a strengthening of the store trade

Last week proved to be a good period for selling store cattle, as a strengthening demand from farmers was noted...

March 2, 2021

Sheep marts: First sales of the new year start with a bang

Sheep marts: First sales of the new year start with a bang

Despite some marts deferring sales last week due to rising Covid-19 cases, the marts which did go ahead saw a...

January 12, 2021

Cattle marts: Trade holds steady for the start of 2021

Cattle marts: Trade holds steady for the start of 2021

The first week of 2021 was a quiet one for most marts around the country. We saw a number of...

January 12, 2021

Sheep marts: Light stores an easier trade across many marts

Sheep marts: Light stores an easier trade across many marts

Over the past week, many mart managers have noted a fewer amount of long-keep store lambs being presented for sale,...

December 22, 2020

Sheep marts: No let up in the trade, as finished and store lambs continue to trade well

Sheep marts: No let up in the trade, as finished and store lambs continue to trade well

Another strong week of trading was seen at sheep marts over the past seven days, with butchers, wholesalers and factory...

December 1, 2020

Sheep marts: Top prices of €127-132/head achieved for heavy lambs last week

Sheep marts: Top prices of €127-132/head achieved for heavy lambs last week

It was another strong week for sheep marts across the country, with prices again for butcher and factory lambs stronger...

November 17, 2020

Sheep marts: Finished lamb trade catches the eye across marts

Sheep marts: Finished lamb trade catches the eye across marts

Finished lambs were a flying trade across marts last week, with lambs over 50kg regularly selling in excess of €120/head....

November 10, 2020

Sheep marts: Store lambs catch the eye once again

Sheep marts: Store lambs catch the eye once again

It was once again another positive few days at sheep sales across the country last week, with mart managers reporting...

October 20, 2020

Sheep marts: Improved trade for finished lambs

Sheep marts: Improved trade for finished lambs

A strong trade across the board has been reported by many mart managers over the past week, with prices for...

October 13, 2020

Sheep marts: Stronger trade for finished lambs in places despite pull in factory prices

Sheep marts: Stronger trade for finished lambs in places despite pull in factory prices

Speaking to mart managers over the past week, some say that the trade for finished lambs is stronger by €1-2/head,...

September 29, 2020

Sheep marts: Factory lamb prices take a hit

Sheep marts: Factory lamb prices take a hit

The trade for finished lambs over the past week has taken a dip, with many mart managers reporting that finished...

September 22, 2020

Sheep marts: Boost in factory lamb prices

Sheep marts: Boost in factory lamb prices

Speaking to mart managers over the past week, it is clear that the strong factory prices of late are helping...

September 8, 2020

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs remain scarce

Sheep marts: Heavy lambs remain scarce

Similar to the previous week, mart managers noted that farmers continue to drive the store lamb trade, while heavy lambs...

September 1, 2020

Sheep marts: Tight supplies lead to an improved trade once again for finished lambs

Sheep marts: Tight supplies lead to an improved trade once again for finished lambs

Overall, the sheep trade last week was positive, with mart managers reporting a strong demand for all classes of sheep....

August 25, 2020

Sheep marts: Improved trade for finished lambs

Sheep marts: Improved trade for finished lambs

Over the past fortnight, there seems to be a bit more life coming back into the finished lamb trade. Mart...

August 18, 2020

Sheep marts: Lamb trade back across the board

Sheep marts: Lamb trade back across the board

Since buying for the Eid al-Adha festival finished up, prices for finished lambs have taken a dip, which has been reflected...

August 11, 2020

Sheep marts: Lambs easier by up to €4-5/head in places

Sheep marts: Lambs easier by up to €4-5/head in places

Speaking to some mart managers over the past week, the trade for heavy and store lambs was easier, with prices...

July 28, 2020