Factory Trade Sheep Trade

Sheep trade: Hogget quotes ease again, while spring lamb prices drive forward

Sheep trade: Hogget quotes ease again, while spring lamb prices drive forward

Despite factories trying to take the sting out of the hogget trade, demand remains strong as supplies remain tight, while...

March 30, 2021

Sheep trade: Processors increase prices as supplies tighten

Sheep trade: Processors increase prices as supplies tighten

There has been an increase in base quotes being offered by meat processing facilities this week, as supplies continue to...

January 21, 2020

Sheep trade: Steady supply of lambs see prices rise up to 510c/kg

Sheep trade: Steady supply of lambs see prices rise up to 510c/kg

Base quotes have increased this week, with meat processing facilities offering farmers up to 510c/kg including quality assured (QA) bonuses....

December 11, 2019

Sheep trade: Lamb prices hit €5/kg including QA, as base quotes increase again

Sheep trade: Lamb prices hit €5/kg including QA, as base quotes increase again

Base quotes have increased again, with meat processing facilities offering farmers up to 500c/kg including quality assurance (QA) bonuses. This...

December 3, 2019

Sheep trade: Base prices on the rise again, as supplies continue to tighten

Sheep trade: Base prices on the rise again, as supplies continue to tighten

Base quotes continue to increase this week, with meat processing plants offering farmers up to 490c/kg including quality assurance bonuses....

November 26, 2019

Sheep trade: Factories working through backlog, as kill jumps by over 15,000 head

Sheep trade: Factories working through backlog, as kill jumps by over 15,000 head

During the week ending Sunday, September 29, the number of spring lambs processed increased by 12,794 head and amounted to 56,339...

October 8, 2019

Sheep trade: Farmers finally able to kill factory-fit lambs as beef protests come to a halt

Sheep trade: Farmers finally able to kill factory-fit lambs as beef protests come to a halt

During the week ending Sunday, September 15, the number of hoggets slaughtered at Department of Agriculture approved export plants was...

September 24, 2019

Sheep trade: Kill down nearly 4,000 head, while ewe and ram throughput increases

Sheep trade: Kill down nearly 4,000 head, while ewe and ram throughput increases

During the week ending August 25, the number of hoggets slaughtered at Department of Agriculture approved sheep export plants was...

September 5, 2019

Sheep trade: Factory lamb quotes continue to edge upwards

Sheep trade: Factory lamb quotes continue to edge upwards

Factory quotes for lambs continue to edge upwards again this week, with many processors increasing their offerings by 5-10c/kg compared...

January 8, 2019

Sheep trade: No lift in lamb quotes ahead of Christmas

Sheep trade: No lift in lamb quotes ahead of Christmas

Once again this week, there has been no movement in factory lamb quotes, with most agents quoting the same prices...

December 18, 2018

Sheep trade: Tighter supplies see lamb prices pressing €5/kg

Sheep trade: Tighter supplies see lamb prices pressing €5/kg

Many sheep farmers across the country have received a much needed boost as spring lamb factory quotes have increased this...

November 27, 2018

Hogget trade strengthens by 20c/kg

Hogget trade strengthens by 20c/kg

Factory demand for hoggets has strengthened somewhat over recent days and quotes have improved by 20c/kg in many plants. The...

April 10, 2018