Factory Lambs

Sheep trade: Sheep kill exceeds the 60,000 head mark for the 5th week in a row

Sheep trade: Sheep kill exceeds the 60,000 head mark for the 5th week in a row

At the moment, the lamb trade continues on a positive note. Base quotes for lambs are hovering around the €5.35-5.50/kg...

July 21, 2020

Sheep trade: Lamb price holding steady as supplies tighten

Sheep trade: Lamb price holding steady as supplies tighten

This week most factories have held quotes for lambs at last week’s figures. Some factory agents are suggesting that lamb...

December 11, 2018

Be mindful of withdrawal dates when dosing lambs

Be mindful of withdrawal dates when dosing lambs

Some factory agents have highlighted the importance of adhering to meat withdrawal periods when sending lambs for slaughter. This is...

November 25, 2018

Sheep factories: Quotes unchanged as Ophelia takes its toll

Sheep factories: Quotes unchanged as Ophelia takes its toll

Like some of the beef factories, ex-hurricane Ophelia left many sheep processing plants without power on Monday afternoon (October 16)....

October 18, 2017

Spring lamb numbers continue to decline

Spring lamb numbers continue to decline

Lamb supplies are tighter at factories this week, according to IFA (Irish Farmers’ Association) Sheep Committee Chairman, John Lynskey. Factories...

September 27, 2017

Sheep marts: Strong farmer demand for quality ewe lambs

Sheep marts: Strong farmer demand for quality ewe lambs

Breeding stock met a better trade at the marts in recent days than has previously been the case in recent...

August 16, 2017

Sheep Marts: Strong factory demand keeping lamb prices high

Sheep Marts: Strong factory demand keeping lamb prices high

A shortage in supply, improved factory prices and good factory demand are the three factors keeping lamb prices strong, according...

February 18, 2016