Lamb Prices

Cull ewe prices top €226/head at sales on Monday, as lamb prices also improve

Cull ewe prices top €226/head at sales on Monday, as lamb prices also improve

Sheep sales held yesterday (Monday, July 5) witnessed some exceptional prices for cull ewes, with prices breaching the €200/head mark,...

July 6, 2021

Significant lamb price drop in NI is ‘very unreasonable’ – UFU

Significant lamb price drop in NI is ‘very unreasonable’ – UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is very frustrated that sheep processing factories have dropped base lamb quotes by over £0.60/kg...

July 2, 2021

Farmers ‘resisting lower lamb quotes from factories’

Farmers ‘resisting lower lamb quotes from factories’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) sheep chairperson Sean Dennehy said “strong farmer resistance and tight supplies” of suitable lambs means...

June 22, 2021

Prices for lambs slip by €3-8/head at Kilkenny on Monday

Prices for lambs slip by €3-8/head at Kilkenny on Monday

Auctioneer George Candler reported a slide in prices for lambs at Monday’s sale (June 21) at Kilkenny Mart. Speaking after...

June 22, 2021

Sheep trade: Lamb prices topping €7.50/kg, as factories pull quotes once again

Sheep trade: Lamb prices topping €7.50/kg, as factories pull quotes once again

Factories are continuing to insert downward pressure on lamb prices, with quotes among factories widening significantly. Kildare Chilling has once...

June 9, 2021

Take full advantage of buoyant lamb prices – CAFRE

Take full advantage of buoyant lamb prices – CAFRE

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is advising farmers to take full advantage of the buoyant lamb...

June 3, 2021

Pics from the mart: Lamb and ewe prices ease at Kilkenny on Monday

Pics from the mart: Lamb and ewe prices ease at Kilkenny on Monday

On Monday (May 31), Agriland made the trip down to Kilkenny Mart to cast an eye over the mart’s sheep...

June 1, 2021

Processor importing lamb slammed by IFA

Processor importing lamb slammed by IFA

One meat processor that was “observed importing a consignment of lamb” from Britain this morning (Monday, April 26) has been...

April 26, 2021

Spring lamb making €8.30/kg as strong demand drives trade

Spring lamb making €8.30/kg as strong demand drives trade

Market conditions for sheep meat are favourable, underpinned by strong supermarket performance, tight supplies and reduced volumes of imported lamb...

April 23, 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 prices: Highs of €155-159/head recorded as trade notches up a gear again

Sheep prices: Highs of €155-159/head recorded as trade notches up a gear again

The mart trade over the past week has notched up another gear again for both lambs/hoggets and heavy cull ewes....

January 16, 2021

‘Factories are crying out for lambs at present’ – ICSA

‘Factories are crying out for lambs at present’ – ICSA

Lamb supplies will remain tight into the spring and continue to fuel strong demand, according to Sean McNamara, the sheep...

January 13, 2021

Lamb trade ‘stronger…with deals to €6.50 now on offer’

Lamb trade ‘stronger…with deals to €6.50 now on offer’

The lamb trade continues to strengthen, driven by very strong market demand and tight supplies of finished lambs, according to...

January 12, 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: ‘€6.00-6.10/kg freely available for lambs’

Sheep trade: ‘€6.00-6.10/kg freely available for lambs’

The sheep trade has picked up where it let off in 2020, with reported top prices of €6.00-6.10/kg available for...

January 5, 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

Sheep trade: 30c/kg difference in base price for lambs opens up between factories

Sheep trade: 30c/kg difference in base price for lambs opens up between factories

A substantial gap in terms of base quotes is opening up between factories for lambs at the moment. However, despite...

December 15, 2020

Heavy lambs dominate the sale at Delvin as prices reach €133/head

Heavy lambs dominate the sale at Delvin as prices reach €133/head

Heavy lambs dominated the sale at Delvin Mart on Thursday (December 3), as prices reached €133/head on two occasions. AgriLand...

December 5, 2020