Sheep Trade

Sheep trade: Lamb prices topping €7.50/kg, as factories pull quotes once again

Sheep trade: Lamb prices topping €7.50/kg, as factories pull quotes once again

Factories are continuing to insert downward pressure on lamb prices, with quotes among factories widening significantly. Kildare Chilling has once...

June 9, 2021

Sheep trade: Factories pull quotes for lambs by up to 30c/kg in the space of a week

Sheep trade: Factories pull quotes for lambs by up to 30c/kg in the space of a week

Factories have moved to pull prices for lambs this week, with base prices now topping the €7.50c/kg mark – back...

June 1, 2021

Big numbers see a strong trade for spring lambs at sales on Monday

Big numbers see a strong trade for spring lambs at sales on Monday

Marts held yesterday (Monday, May 17) witnessed a large entry of sheep – especially spring lambs – compared to last...

May 18, 2021

Sheep trade: ‘Deals of €8.00/kg freely available’ for spring lambs

Sheep trade: ‘Deals of €8.00/kg freely available’ for spring lambs

‘Deals of up to €8.00/kg are freely available’ for spring lambs, as tight supplies along with a strong demand, curtail...

May 18, 2021

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices topping €7.90-8.00/kg

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices topping €7.90-8.00/kg

The sheep trade this week has started off on a positive note, with prices for spring lambs hitting €8.00/kg more...

May 11, 2021

Spring lamb and hogget prices on the rise at marts in GB

Spring lamb and hogget prices on the rise at marts in GB

Both spring lamb and hogget prices have lifted over the past week in Great Britain (GB) at sales; however, deadweight...

May 9, 2021

Weakest link: ‘Lack of transparency in sheep sector must be tackled’

Weakest link: ‘Lack of transparency in sheep sector must be tackled’

The “lack of transparency” in the sheep sector must be tackled as a priority, according to the Irish Cattle and...

April 30, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Average hogget and spring lamb prices rise

Northern sheep trade: Average hogget and spring lamb prices rise

The latest Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) report shows that the average deadweight hogget and spring lamb prices were up...

April 26, 2021

Spring lamb making €8.30/kg as strong demand drives trade

Spring lamb making €8.30/kg as strong demand drives trade

Market conditions for sheep meat are favourable, underpinned by strong supermarket performance, tight supplies and reduced volumes of imported lamb...

April 23, 2021

Sheep trade: Factories looking to take the heat out of the trade

Sheep trade: Factories looking to take the heat out of the trade

For the first time in a while, the sheep trade is coming under a bit of pressure, with factories looking...

April 20, 2021

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices topping €8.50/kg

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices topping €8.50/kg

The positivity around the sheep trade continues, as spring lamb and hogget prices drive on once again. Tight supplies and...

April 13, 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

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