Lamb Prices

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

Sheep trade: ‘Top deals of €5.60-5.70/kg being secured for lambs’

Sheep trade: ‘Top deals of €5.60-5.70/kg being secured for lambs’

The sheep trade is starting off on a strong foot this week, with factory base quotes for lambs ranging from...

December 1, 2020

Sheep mart trade 2019 vs. 2020: Heavy lambs dearer by more than €20/head in cases

Sheep mart trade 2019 vs. 2020: Heavy lambs dearer by more than €20/head in cases

The trade for all classes of sheep at marts has been flying these past few weeks, with finished and store...

November 24, 2020

‘If you can’t get a good price from the factory, go to the mart instead with your lambs’

‘If you can’t get a good price from the factory, go to the mart instead with your lambs’

“The marts are a very good outlet for lambs at the minute if factories are not willing to pay up,”...

November 17, 2020

Suitable lambs ‘in scarce supply’ as prices continue to rise

Suitable lambs ‘in scarce supply’ as prices continue to rise

Lamb prices have continued to rise this week, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). Commenting, IFA National Sheep Committee...

November 13, 2020

Sheep trade update: Lamb prices continue upward trajectory

Sheep trade update: Lamb prices continue upward trajectory

As predicted by some, factory prices have once again increased for lambs, with base quotes now ranging from €5.20-5.30/kg –...

November 12, 2020

Tullow Mart: Heavy lambs top out at €128/head; stores a flying trade

Tullow Mart: Heavy lambs top out at €128/head; stores a flying trade

Tullow Mart held its weekly sheep sale on Tuesday (November 10). A strong entry of heavy and store lambs, as...

November 12, 2020

Sheep trade: Tight supplies of finished lambs see factories increase base prices

Sheep trade: Tight supplies of finished lambs see factories increase base prices

The strong mart trade for finished lambs over the past week is starting to be reflected in factory prices, as...

November 10, 2020

Lambs hit €132/head at Ennis Mart

Lambs hit €132/head at Ennis Mart

Well-fleshed butcher lambs topped out at €132/head or €2.42/kg at Ennis Mart today (Monday, November 9). A big entry of...

November 9, 2020

Added bite for finished lambs at online sales throughout the week

Added bite for finished lambs at online sales throughout the week

It’s been a good week for those selling finished lambs, as a combination of tight supplies and strong competition among...

November 7, 2020