Factory Trade

Sheep trade: No major change in base quotes this week

Sheep trade: No major change in base quotes this week

There has been no major change in the quotes being offered by sheep processing facilities, with prices holding firm for...

January 14, 2020

Sheep trade: Factories increase quotes to secure lambs

Sheep trade: Factories increase quotes to secure lambs

Again, for another week, most factory agents have increased their quotes for lambs by 5-10c/kg. Irish Country Meats (ICM) have...

December 4, 2018

Sheep trade: Spring lamb price gaining momentum

Sheep trade: Spring lamb price gaining momentum

Momentum in spring lamb factory quotes appears to be building, albeit gradually, with some processors increasing their base quotes again...

November 20, 2018

Sheep trade: More bite to the spring lamb trade this week

Sheep trade: More bite to the spring lamb trade this week

More life has entered the sheep trade in recent days, with some processors opting to increase quotes for lambs by...

November 13, 2018

Sheep trade: Little change in spring lamb quotes

Sheep trade: Little change in spring lamb quotes

Spring lambs appear to be holding steady with little change in most factory quotes; the consensus is that there is...

November 6, 2018

More bite to spring lamb trade, but factories slow to offer higher quotes

More bite to spring lamb trade, but factories slow to offer higher quotes

More bite appears to be entering the spring lamb trade and deals are beginning to be done at higher prices....

October 12, 2018

Sheep trade: Reduced numbers clear the way for higher returns

Sheep trade: Reduced numbers clear the way for higher returns

A considerable tightening in spring lamb supplies has forced factory buyers to work that bit harder to secure numbers this...

October 9, 2018

Strong supplies hamper spring lamb price increases

Strong supplies hamper spring lamb price increases

For another week, the spring lamb trade continues to remain difficult and processors are slow to let their grasp on...

October 2, 2018

Spring lamb quotes under pressure for another week

Spring lamb quotes under pressure for another week

As has been the case over the previous few weeks, spring lamb base quotes continue to remain under pressure in...

September 25, 2018

Sheep trade: Another week of price pressure for spring lambs

Sheep trade: Another week of price pressure for spring lambs

Lamb buyers are continuing their quest to push down spring lamb quotes; they’re beginning negotiations with farmers at 450-465c/kg again...

September 18, 2018

Spring lamb market remains relatively stable

Spring lamb market remains relatively stable

As was the case last week, the spring lamb market has continued to remain stable; factory buyers are offering base...

September 11, 2018

Steady as she goes for spring lamb trade

Steady as she goes for spring lamb trade

The spring lamb trade has steadied somewhat and base quotes have stabilised after a couple of weeks of price drops....

September 4, 2018

Beef trade: Some processors successful with price pull

Beef trade: Some processors successful with price pull

Last week, beef processors began applying pressure to base quotes for prime cattle. It seems that the majority of factories...

September 3, 2018

Processors move to tighten grip on spring lamb market

Processors move to tighten grip on spring lamb market

After strengthening somewhat over recent weeks, sheep processors have moved to tighten their grip on the market this week. Although...

August 21, 2018

Factories slow to raise spring lamb quotes, but deals being done at higher prices

Factories slow to raise spring lamb quotes, but deals being done at higher prices

As mentioned last week, the demand for spring lamb is set to intensify with the onset of the Muslim festival...

August 14, 2018

Lamb market heats up as Eid approaches

Lamb market heats up as Eid approaches

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha is scheduled to commence on August 21 and sheepmeat processors are beginning to source...

July 31, 2018

Sheep trade: Some stability restored to the lamb market

Sheep trade: Some stability restored to the lamb market

As it stands, lamb buyers are currently offering a base price of 480-490c/kg (excluding Quality Assurance Scheme and producer group...

July 25, 2018

€20 wiped off spring lambs in just 5 weeks

€20 wiped off spring lambs in just 5 weeks

As has been the case over recent weeks, the spring lamb trade continues to remain challenging and processors have imposed...

July 17, 2018