Lamb

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

Sheep trade: Prices continue to hold at a base of 520c/kg

Sheep trade: Prices continue to hold at a base of 520c/kg

Lamb quotes showed no signs of dropping this week. Kepak increased its quote to 520c/kg, plus a Quality Assurance (QA)...

February 5, 2019

Sheep trade: Lamb prices continue their upward trajectory

Sheep trade: Lamb prices continue their upward trajectory

Lamb prices continue to move in an upward trajectory this week. A price of up to 525c/kg – including quality...

January 22, 2019

Ireland’s butchers do their country proud

Ireland’s butchers do their country proud

Heartiest congratulations must go to Butchery Excellence Team Ireland, the members of which came out tops at the recent World...

April 2, 2018

What are the factories paying for Easter lamb this year?

What are the factories paying for Easter lamb this year?

Whatever the plants are paying for Easter lamb this year, I can say with total confidence that it will not...

April 1, 2018

Approval given for British lamb exports to Saudi Arabia

Approval given for British lamb exports to Saudi Arabia

Lamb from the UK will soon be heading to Saudi Arabia in an exports deal which could be worth £25...

February 21, 2018

‘Clean’ sheep saga comes to a head as Kepak suspends lamb processing

‘Clean’ sheep saga comes to a head as Kepak suspends lamb processing

Kepak has reportedly suspended processing of lamb due to difficulties surrounding the Clean Livestock Policy (CLP) for sheep, according to the...

February 12, 2018

Tipperary farmer carves out Irish version of ‘Love lamb’ campaign

Tipperary farmer carves out Irish version of ‘Love lamb’ campaign

A Co. Tipperary farmer is urging Irish businesses and consumers to row in behind the “Love Lamb” campaign, at a...

September 5, 2017

The sheep industry in Ireland has a great story to tell

The sheep industry in Ireland has a great story to tell

I called in at Glencolmcille Show last Sunday and was amazed at the tremendous turnout of sheep for the event....

August 13, 2017

Special EU status sought for Comeragh Mountain Lamb

Special EU status sought for Comeragh Mountain Lamb

A consultation has been launched on the application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for ‘Comeragh Mountain Lamb’. The national consultation...

August 10, 2017

Morrisons becomes second supermarket to commit to ‘British-only’ lamb

Morrisons becomes second supermarket to commit to ‘British-only’ lamb

The UK’s budget retailer, Morrisons, has become the second supermarket to promise a switch to all-British lamb, making the commitment...

July 13, 2017

Over 850 applications received under Bord Bia’s new Quality Assurance Scheme

Over 850 applications received under Bord Bia’s new Quality Assurance Scheme

Over 850 applications have been received since Bord Bia launched its new Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) earlier this...

July 13, 2017

UK supermarket chain switches to ‘all-British’ lamb

UK supermarket chain switches to ‘all-British’ lamb

UK retailer Sainsbury’s has announced that as of this Saturday, July 1, it is only stocking 100% British lamb in...

June 29, 2017

Half of lamb wormers ‘ineffective’

Half of lamb wormers ‘ineffective’

Almost half of all anthelmintic treatments given to lambs are considered ineffective, according to a study by Teagasc. The result...

June 24, 2017

‘Fixed-price contracts needed to ensure future of early spring lamb enterprises’

‘Fixed-price contracts needed to ensure future of early spring lamb enterprises’

Sheep farmers can only consider producing early spring lambs in the future if fixed-price contracts, which return a viable price, with...

April 20, 2017

Roscommon lamb festival is a ‘cut’ above the rest

Roscommon lamb festival is a ‘cut’ above the rest

Sheep farmers across the west and midlands are being asked this week to select the best of their commercial ewe...

April 19, 2017

‘Have a local leg of lamb for your Easter holiday’

‘Have a local leg of lamb for your Easter holiday’

Consumers are encouraged to buy local for their traditional Easter feed of lamb – in both Northern Ireland and the...

April 13, 2017

‘Farmers must see improved returns from new Quality Assurance Scheme’

‘Farmers must see improved returns from new Quality Assurance Scheme’

The new Bord Bia Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) must deliver better price returns back to farmers, the IFA...

April 13, 2017