Sheep Prices

Pics and prices: Small number of spring lambs make up to €176 at Blessington

Pics and prices: Small number of spring lambs make up to €176 at Blessington

A small showing of spring lambs was met with a strong trade at Blessington Mart this week, with prices reaching...

May 19, 2022

Delvin Mart’s sheep sales resume with a ‘good steady trade’

Delvin Mart’s sheep sales resume with a ‘good steady trade’

Delvin Mart in Co. Westmeath saw its first sale of sheep on Thursday (May 5) since the end of 2020....

May 8, 2022

Hoggets: ‘Base price cut of 25c/kg by factory a disgrace’

Hoggets: ‘Base price cut of 25c/kg by factory a disgrace’

Prices are steady coming into this week but already, one factory has made moves to put downward pressure on prices...

May 3, 2022

Sheep farmers say rise in prices doesn’t cover ‘soaring costs’

Sheep farmers say rise in prices doesn’t cover ‘soaring costs’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that hogget and cull ewe prices have risen again this week, but they...

March 30, 2022

Sheep farmers must hold firm on €7/kg minimum – ICSA

Sheep farmers must hold firm on €7/kg minimum – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has advised sheep farmers to take a strong stance with factories on...

January 21, 2022

Sheep farmers advised to move lambs when fit amid tight supplies

Sheep farmers advised to move lambs when fit amid tight supplies

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) sheep chairman, Sean Dennehy, has said that recent market conditions for sheep trade “look set to...

January 18, 2022

‘It’s been a good year for sheep prices but not without a struggle’

‘It’s been a good year for sheep prices but not without a struggle’

As 2021 is drawing to a close, Agriland decided to speak to Sean McNamara, the sheep chair of the Irish...

December 28, 2021

‘Up to €6.40/kg available for lambs this week’

‘Up to €6.40/kg available for lambs this week’

Up to €6.40/kg is on the table for lambs at the moment, as prices push on again this week, according...

September 28, 2021

ICSA welcomes greater price reporting obligations

ICSA welcomes greater price reporting obligations

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has welcomed increased price reporting obligations on processors and retailers under a...

September 6, 2021

Both lamb and hogget prices fall in Great Britain

Both lamb and hogget prices fall in Great Britain

Great Britain (GB) deadweight and liveweight lamb and hogget prices fell for the week ending May 26, the Agriculture and...

May 30, 2021

Sheep prices: Farmers urged to ‘ignore quotes’

Sheep prices: Farmers urged to ‘ignore quotes’

Sheep farmers are being urged to “ignore quotes” on lamb due to a continuing strong performance in the market. The...

May 17, 2021

Sheep trade: Prices steady, as supplies remain tight

Sheep trade: Prices steady, as supplies remain tight

After severe cuts in prices last week for spring lambs and hoggets, the trade this week has steadied-up somewhat. Due...

May 5, 2021

Sheep trade: Factories pull prices for both spring lambs and hoggets

Sheep trade: Factories pull prices for both spring lambs and hoggets

The sheep trade once again is coming under pressure, with factories pulling prices for both spring lambs and hoggets this...

April 26, 2021

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

“A super trade all round and long may it continue.” These were the words of Sean McNamara the sheep chairman...

April 9, 2021

Pics from the mart: Cull ewes and ewes with lambs at foot stand out at Mountbellew

Pics from the mart: Cull ewes and ewes with lambs at foot stand out at Mountbellew

On Saturday last (March 27) Agriland made the trip to Mountbellew Mart for its weekly sheep sale. Numbers were back...

March 31, 2021

Sheep marts: Cull ewes grab the headlines, as small numbers of spring lambs appear

Sheep marts: Cull ewes grab the headlines, as small numbers of spring lambs appear

Last week saw a super trade for cast ewes of all weight categories, with top prices for fleshed ewes reaching...

March 30, 2021

Sheep trade: Hogget quotes ease again, while spring lamb prices drive forward

Sheep trade: Hogget quotes ease again, while spring lamb prices drive forward

Despite factories trying to take the sting out of the hogget trade, demand remains strong as supplies remain tight, while...

March 30, 2021

Strong prices drawing out ewe hoggets

Strong prices drawing out ewe hoggets

The strong factory prices being seen at present are really starting to get farmers thinking about marketing ewe hoggets that...

March 10, 2021