Factory Prices

Sheep trade: Factories looking to take the heat out of the trade

Sheep trade: Factories looking to take the heat out of the trade

For the first time in a while, the sheep trade is coming under a bit of pressure, with factories looking...

April 20, 2021

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices topping €8.50/kg

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices topping €8.50/kg

The positivity around the sheep trade continues, as spring lamb and hogget prices drive on once again. Tight supplies and...

April 13, 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

Sheep trade: Spring lamb and hogget prices drive on

Sheep trade: Spring lamb and hogget prices drive on

The sheep trade has once again pushed on this week, with demand very strong as factories look to build supplies...

April 7, 2021

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices kick on, while hogget prices ease

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices kick on, while hogget prices ease

It looks as if the drive for spring lamb has really kicked into gear, as factories move to increase base...

March 23, 2021

Sheep trade: Hogget prices top €7.50/kg

Sheep trade: Hogget prices top €7.50/kg

Hogget prices continue to further strengthen, with prices at the top end of the market now hitting €7.50/kg this week....

March 16, 2021

‘Prices for hoggets are up on €6.90/kg, with €7.00/kg just around the corner’

‘Prices for hoggets are up on €6.90/kg, with €7.00/kg just around the corner’

Prices of up to €6.90/kg are being secured for hoggets, with prices of €7.00/kg just around the corner, according to...

February 25, 2021

Sheep trade: Hogget prices continue upward surge, as top prices hit €6.70/kg

Sheep trade: Hogget prices continue upward surge, as top prices hit €6.70/kg

Hogget prices continue to surge upwards, with prices of up to €6.70/kg being secured at the top end of the...

February 22, 2021

Sheep trade: ‘Deals of €6.45/kg and more, in cases, being secured’

Sheep trade: ‘Deals of €6.45/kg and more, in cases, being secured’

The recent recovery in sheep prices continues, with deals of €6.45/kg and more in cases being secured for larger batches...

February 16, 2021

Sheep trade: Price recovery continues as deals reach €6.40/kg

Sheep trade: Price recovery continues as deals reach €6.40/kg

The recovery in prices for hoggets continues this week, with top prices of between €6.30/kg and €6.40/kg being secured currently. Last...

February 9, 2021

Beef trade: Quotes holding steady for the moment

Beef trade: Quotes holding steady for the moment

The general vibe for beef quotes this week is that the ship is holding steady; however, there are some plants...

February 3, 2021

Sheep trade: ‘As you were’ for base quotes

Sheep trade: ‘As you were’ for base quotes

‘It’s ‘as you were’ in terms of quotes for hoggets, with factories holding firm, as base quotes, like last week,...

February 2, 2021

Sheep trade: Factories ‘up to their old tricks’ as prices head in the opposite direction

Sheep trade: Factories ‘up to their old tricks’ as prices head in the opposite direction

After a roaring start to the new year, the sheep trade took a bit of a dip last week and...

January 26, 2021

Beef trade: Price rise momentum for heifers and steers keeps going

Beef trade: Price rise momentum for heifers and steers keeps going

Another week has passed and it’s another positive result for beef price. Farmers are seeing no declines in prices offered,...

January 20, 2021

Sheep trade: Strong demand sees prices top €6.50-6.60/kg

Sheep trade: Strong demand sees prices top €6.50-6.60/kg

The sheep trade continues to go from strength to strength, with top prices of €6.50-6.60/kg being secured at the moment....

January 19, 2021

Sheep trade: Forward momentum continues as lamb prices top €6.50/kg

Sheep trade: Forward momentum continues as lamb prices top €6.50/kg

Top prices of €6.50/kg are being reported for large bundles of lambs, as supplies continue to tighten further. For regular...

January 12, 2021

Sheep trade: Prices remain strong despite travel ban chaos

Sheep trade: Prices remain strong despite travel ban chaos

It was a hectic start to the week with the announcement of the suspension of freight between the UK and...

December 22, 2020