Lamb Trade

‘Extremely tight supplies’ driving lamb trade

‘Extremely tight supplies’ driving lamb trade

“Extremely tight supplies” are driving lamb trade at present, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. Commenting on the situation...

June 14, 2021

Lamb trade: ‘Attempts to manage throughput clear indication of tight supplies’

Lamb trade: ‘Attempts to manage throughput clear indication of tight supplies’

Competition for lambs is driving the sheep trade at present, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). Commenting on the...

November 19, 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: Factories begin to up their game on spring lamb prices

Sheep trade: Factories begin to up their game on spring lamb prices

The spring lamb trade appears to be strengthening and stronger base quotes are available in some locations. Kepak Athleague is...

October 16, 2018

5-10c/kg wiped off spring lamb quotes

5-10c/kg wiped off spring lamb quotes

After showing some signs of stability last week and in the early stages of this week, factories have moved to...

September 13, 2018

Further ease in spring lamb quotes

Further ease in spring lamb quotes

Spring lamb producers are facing into another challenging week as quotes have eased by a further 10c/kg. In the early...

August 28, 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

Farmers in the driving seat on hogget prices

Farmers in the driving seat on hogget prices

After a week of price increases, farmers remain firmly in the driving seat when it comes to hogget prices this...

April 17, 2018

Hogget prices rise amid ‘dirty’ sheep confusion

Hogget prices rise amid ‘dirty’ sheep confusion

Base hogget quotes have risen by 10-20c/kg this week, despite the confusion currently surrounding the Clean Livestock Policy (CLP) for...

February 15, 2018

100,000 NI lambs slaughtered down south since September

100,000 NI lambs slaughtered down south since September

Just over 100,000 Northern Irish (NI) lambs have been slaughtered in sheepmeat plants in the Republic of Ireland since late...

December 13, 2017

Wintry conditions fail to ‘chill’ lamb prices

Wintry conditions fail to ‘chill’ lamb prices

The country is currently grasped by a cold spell. However, the wintry conditions of late have yet to put a...

December 12, 2017

Sheep trade: €5/kg still widely available, as ‘dirty lamb’ pressure intensifies

Sheep trade: €5/kg still widely available, as ‘dirty lamb’ pressure intensifies

The lamb trade continues to remain buoyant this week and prices of €5/kg are widely available for factory-fit lambs. The...

November 28, 2017

Hangover for Irish lamb prices, as peak demand period passes

Hangover for Irish lamb prices, as peak demand period passes

The Irish lamb trade is experiencing what can only be described as a hangover following the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha....

September 6, 2017

Be careful when drafting lambs, as kill out percentage plummets

Be careful when drafting lambs, as kill out percentage plummets

Farmers have been urged to be careful when drafting lambs, as kill out percentages have plummeted in recent weeks. Procurement...

August 22, 2017

Spring lamb sees price drop of 30c/kg within a week

Spring lamb sees price drop of 30c/kg within a week

Spring lamb will see a drop in prices this week, with some processors quoting a decrease of up to 30c/kg...

June 19, 2017

Tighter supplies limit lamb price collapse

Tighter supplies limit lamb price collapse

Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the lamb trade last week, tighter supplies look to be working in farmers’ favour....

June 13, 2017

Annual spring lamb price drop takes hold of the market

Annual spring lamb price drop takes hold of the market

Becoming an all too common trend, the now annual spring lamb price drop seems to have truly taken a hold...

June 6, 2017

‘Weight and price pressure on lambs leaves finishers frustrated’

‘Weight and price pressure on lambs leaves finishers frustrated’

Current weight and price pressure on lambs have left hogget finishers very frustrated, according to IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey....

January 31, 2017