Sheep Supplies

Spring lamb supplies continue to remain strong

Spring lamb supplies continue to remain strong

Although some signs of markets improving were witnessed this week, the number of spring lambs being presented for slaughter continues...

October 20, 2018

Big kill limits spring lamb price increase

Big kill limits spring lamb price increase

Although farmers flocked to Tullamore, Co. Offaly, for last week’s National Ploughing Championships, the mass journey had little or no...

September 29, 2018

Sheep supplies show some signs of easing

Sheep supplies show some signs of easing

After reaching a peak of 78,428 head during the week ending August 19, weekly sheep supplies are showing some signs...

September 8, 2018

Spring lambs take a hammering on the back of additional supplies

Spring lambs take a hammering on the back of additional supplies

Spring lamb supplies have been creeping upwards over the last number of weeks and peaked at 42,920 head during the...

June 26, 2018

Sheep trade: Demand for hoggets remains strong

Sheep trade: Demand for hoggets remains strong

Although Easter has passed, the hogget trade continues to remain strong in processing plants around the country and deals are...

April 4, 2018

Irish sheep slaughterings on track to reach an 11-year high

Irish sheep slaughterings on track to reach an 11-year high

Official figures show that over 2.91 million sheep were slaughtered in Ireland up to the week ending December 24, 2017....

January 3, 2018

Lamb prices up 10-15c/kg from last week’s low

Lamb prices up 10-15c/kg from last week’s low

Lamb prices are up 10-15c/kg this week, after quotes dropped below €5/kg last week. This news will be welcomed by many...

August 15, 2017

Up to 45c/kg knocked off spring lamb quotes in two weeks

Up to 45c/kg knocked off spring lamb quotes in two weeks

Some factories have dropped spring lamb quotes by another 25c/kg this week; meaning that factories have slashed lamb prices by...

August 1, 2017

Factories act to knock another 20c/kg off spring lamb quotes

Factories act to knock another 20c/kg off spring lamb quotes

Spring lamb quotes have dropped again this week and some factories have acted to knock another 20c/kg off prices. Last...

July 25, 2017

Factories act to keep the lid on spring lamb prices

Factories act to keep the lid on spring lamb prices

Spring lamb supplies have eased somewhat in recent weeks, as farmers have opted to hold onto their lambs rather than...

July 18, 2017

Spring lamb prices improve as numbers tighten

Spring lamb prices improve as numbers tighten

Some improvement has been witnessed in the spring lamb trade and factory buyers have opted to increase quotes by 5-15c/kg....

July 11, 2017

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

The total number of sheep slaughtered in Northern Ireland during 2017 to date is up 4% on the corresponding period...

March 19, 2017

Yearly sheep kill edging closer to 2.6m head

Yearly sheep kill edging closer to 2.6m head

The number of sheep slaughtered in Department of Agriculture approved export plants so far this year is edging towards 2.6m...

December 23, 2016

First signs of falling lamb prices as some quotes fall 5c/kg

First signs of falling lamb prices as some quotes fall 5c/kg

Lamb prices are showing the first signs of dropping as two processors have opted to drop the quoted price for...

December 13, 2016

Almost 1,100 fewer sheep slaughtered last week

Almost 1,100 fewer sheep slaughtered last week

Some 1,076 fewer sheep were slaughtered in approved export plants last week, figures from the Department of Agriculture’s sheep kill...

December 9, 2016

Pressure eases on lamb prices in factories

Pressure eases on lamb prices in factories

Lamb quotes have increased this week with most processors offering a base price of 10c/kg higher than last week. Kepak Athleague...

November 16, 2016

Spring lamb supplies fall 13% in the space of a week

Spring lamb supplies fall 13% in the space of a week

The number of spring lambs slaughtered at Department of Agriculture approved sheepmeat export plants has dropped 13% in the space...

September 30, 2016

Sheep slaughterings increase in the build up to the busiest period

Sheep slaughterings increase in the build up to the busiest period

The number of sheep slaughtered in Department of Agriculture approved sheepmeat exports have increased significantly in recent weeks. Figures from...

September 3, 2016