Lamb Prices

National Sheep Dog Trials kick off today in Donegal

National Sheep Dog Trials kick off today in Donegal

Some 5,000 visitors are expected to ‘flock’ to Burt, Co. Donegal this week to attend the 2014 Irish National Sheep Dog...

July 24, 2014

UFU challenges retailers on lamb sourcing

UFU challenges retailers on lamb sourcing

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has written to a number of major retailers challenging their lamb sourcing policies, following their lack...

July 22, 2014

Little change in sheep trade last week – Bord Bia

Little change in sheep trade last week – Bord Bia

The sheep trade showed little change from the previous week with demand remaining steady and a slight decrease in supply...

July 19, 2014

IFA says factories paying over quotes for lambs

IFA says factories paying over quotes for lambs

Factories are paying up to 20c/kg over quotes to €4.70/kg for lambs this week, according to the IFA. The IFA...

July 15, 2014

Steep decline in UK lamb consumption

Steep decline in UK lamb consumption

Lamb consumption data from Kantar for the four weeks ending 25 May 2014 has recorded a steep decline in both...

July 15, 2014

Government has lost touch with grass roots farming, says United Farmers

Government has lost touch with grass roots farming, says United Farmers

The Government has lost touch with grass roots farming, the United Farmers Association (UFA) said after last week’s farming meeting in...

July 14, 2014

Downward pressure on lamb quotes continues

Downward pressure on lamb quotes continues

  Increased pressure is starting to be exerted on lamb prices, according to the IFA’s latest update. It says its...

July 10, 2014

Sheep farmers’ margin wiped out in a few days, says IFA

Sheep farmers’ margin wiped out in a few days, says IFA

Sheep farmers’ margins have been cut substantially in the past two week, as lamb prices received by farmers has fallen...

July 9, 2014

Farmers resisting lower lamb prices – IFA

Farmers resisting lower lamb prices – IFA

Sheep farmers are resisting taking lower prices for their lambs according to the Irish Farmers Association’s (IFA) latest lamb market...

July 8, 2014

Plentiful supplies cause lamb price drop

Plentiful supplies cause lamb price drop

The sheep trade has seen a further ease in prices on the back of plentiful supplies this week according to...

July 4, 2014

Less New Zealand sheep meat on EU shelves

Less New Zealand sheep meat on EU shelves

In the first six months of the year New Zealand has used only 42% of its 228,254 tonne tariff-free quota...

July 2, 2014

IFA calls on factories and retailers to stabilise the lamb trade

IFA calls on factories and retailers to stabilise the lamb trade

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said the fall in lamb prices at the factories in the last week of...

July 1, 2014

Consumer demand the ‘x-factor’ for UK lamb prices

Consumer demand the ‘x-factor’ for UK lamb prices

The x-factor in lamb prices will be consumer demand, according to EBLEX an organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in...

July 1, 2014