Sheep Trade

‘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

Sheep trade: Spring lamb and hogget prices drive on

Sheep trade: Spring lamb and hogget prices drive on

The sheep trade has once again pushed on this week, with demand very strong as factories look to build supplies...

April 7, 2021

Sheep marts: Spring lamb trade bursts into life as prices break €200 mark

Sheep marts: Spring lamb trade bursts into life as prices break €200 mark

The spring lamb trade burst into life last week, with top prices at sheep marts breaking the €200 mark. The...

April 6, 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

Spring lambs sell to €211/head at Kilkenny Mart

Spring lambs sell to €211/head at Kilkenny Mart

The positivity around the sheep trade continues this week, with spring lambs reaching a top price of €211/head at Kilkenny...

March 29, 2021

Cull ewe trade on fire, as top prices reach €170-192

Cull ewe trade on fire, as top prices reach €170-192

Although many eyes have been on spring lambs this week, with factory quotes increasing and more numbers, albeit small still,...

March 29, 2021

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices kick on, while hogget prices ease

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices kick on, while hogget prices ease

It looks as if the drive for spring lamb has really kicked into gear, as factories move to increase base...

March 23, 2021

Sheep trade: Hogget prices top €7.50/kg

Sheep trade: Hogget prices top €7.50/kg

Hogget prices continue to further strengthen, with prices at the top end of the market now hitting €7.50/kg this week....

March 16, 2021

Sheep trade: Prices reach as high as €7.20/kg

Sheep trade: Prices reach as high as €7.20/kg

Hogget prices are once again on the move, with prices now hitting highs of €7.20/kg at the top end of...

March 9, 2021

Sheep trade: Hogget prices continue upward surge, as top prices hit €6.70/kg

Sheep trade: Hogget prices continue upward surge, as top prices hit €6.70/kg

Hogget prices continue to surge upwards, with prices of up to €6.70/kg being secured at the top end of the...

February 22, 2021

Sheep trade: ‘Deals of €6.45/kg and more, in cases, being secured’

Sheep trade: ‘Deals of €6.45/kg and more, in cases, being secured’

The recent recovery in sheep prices continues, with deals of €6.45/kg and more in cases being secured for larger batches...

February 16, 2021

Sheep trade: Price recovery continues as deals reach €6.40/kg

Sheep trade: Price recovery continues as deals reach €6.40/kg

The recovery in prices for hoggets continues this week, with top prices of between €6.30/kg and €6.40/kg being secured currently. Last...

February 9, 2021

Sheep trade: ‘As you were’ for base quotes

Sheep trade: ‘As you were’ for base quotes

‘It’s ‘as you were’ in terms of quotes for hoggets, with factories holding firm, as base quotes, like last week,...

February 2, 2021

Sheep trade: Factories ‘up to their old tricks’ as prices head in the opposite direction

Sheep trade: Factories ‘up to their old tricks’ as prices head in the opposite direction

After a roaring start to the new year, the sheep trade took a bit of a dip last week and...

January 26, 2021

Sheep trade: ‘€6.00-6.10/kg freely available for lambs’

Sheep trade: ‘€6.00-6.10/kg freely available for lambs’

The sheep trade has picked up where it let off in 2020, with reported top prices of €6.00-6.10/kg available for...

January 5, 2021

Sheep trade: Prices remain strong despite travel ban chaos

Sheep trade: Prices remain strong despite travel ban chaos

It was a hectic start to the week with the announcement of the suspension of freight between the UK and...

December 22, 2020

Sheep trade: 30c/kg difference in base price for lambs opens up between factories

Sheep trade: 30c/kg difference in base price for lambs opens up between factories

A substantial gap in terms of base quotes is opening up between factories for lambs at the moment. However, despite...

December 15, 2020