Lamb Prices

Farmers getting nearly €22 more than last year on a 21.5kg lamb carcass

Farmers getting nearly €22 more than last year on a 21.5kg lamb carcass

With the upturn in lamb prices over the past two weeks, Agriland decided to look back to 12 months ago...

October 3, 2021

‘Extremely tight’ lamb supplies swing control ‘in farmers’ favour’

‘Extremely tight’ lamb supplies swing control ‘in farmers’ favour’

Lamb supplies are “extremely tight” this week, swinging control “back in farmers’ favour”, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed....

September 21, 2021

‘Take no less than €6.00/kg, as lamb prices improve’

‘Take no less than €6.00/kg, as lamb prices improve’

Farmers should take no less than €6.00/kg for lambs, as factory tactics of pulling prices appear to have backfired, according...

September 21, 2021

‘Ignore low factory quotes’ for lambs – ICSA

‘Ignore low factory quotes’ for lambs – ICSA

Sheep farmers are being urged to ignore low factory quotes for lambs this week as €6.30/kg is readily available, according...

September 13, 2021

‘Up to €6.50/kg available for lambs, as prices push on again this week’

‘Up to €6.50/kg available for lambs, as prices push on again this week’

“Up to €6.50/kg is available for lambs as prices push on this week, with deals for lambs of weights up...

August 25, 2021

‘Nothing but positives to be taken away, as prices for lambs top €6.30-6.40/kg’

‘Nothing but positives to be taken away, as prices for lambs top €6.30-6.40/kg’

Deals for lambs are topping €6.30-6.40/kg, in what seems to be a move to increase prices by factories this week,...

August 17, 2021

Sheep prices: Lamb trade ‘steady’ at sales on Monday

Sheep prices: Lamb trade ‘steady’ at sales on Monday

Mart managers reported a steady trade for lambs at sales held yesterday (Monday, July 26) – despite factory quotes falling...

July 27, 2021

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