Sheep Trade

Finished lamb prices back by up to €5/head

Finished lamb prices back by up to €5/head

Finished lamb prices have taken a knock this week of €2-5/head at marts, in line with factory prices for lambs...

November 26, 2021

Lamb prices: Factories struggle to meet market demand

Lamb prices: Factories struggle to meet market demand

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that lamb prices are continuing to rise as factories struggle to match supplies...

November 1, 2021

Lamb prices lift again at marts throughout the week

Lamb prices lift again at marts throughout the week

It’s been another improved week of trading at sheep sales across the country, with fat and store lamb prices rising...

October 31, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices strengthen

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices strengthen

The sheep trade in Northern Ireland this week has seen lamb prices strengthen similar to what has been seen down...

October 16, 2021

‘Trade slightly improved’ at Ennis Mart as lamb prices hit €147/head

‘Trade slightly improved’ at Ennis Mart as lamb prices hit €147/head

The trade for sheep at Ennis Mart yesterday (Monday, October 5) was described as being slightly stronger than the previous...

October 5, 2021

Sheep trade: Base prices for lambs up 5-10c/kg

Sheep trade: Base prices for lambs up 5-10c/kg

The sheep trade is starting the week on a strong note, with some factories upping base prices for lambs by...

October 5, 2021

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

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

The start of this week has seen factories move to try, once again, take the sting out of the trade...

September 6, 2021

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes at €6.00-6.20/kg, as the ship steadies up

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes at €6.00-6.20/kg, as the ship steadies up

The sheep trade this week is starting off on a steadier note, after two weeks of prices rising. Sheep sales...

August 30, 2021

Sheep trade: Prices push on 10c/kg in cases, as ‘€6.50/kg on the table’

Sheep trade: Prices push on 10c/kg in cases, as ‘€6.50/kg on the table’

There is some movement to report for lamb prices this week, with some processors moving to increase prices by 10c/kg...

August 24, 2021

‘Nothing but positives to be taken away, as prices for lambs top €6.30-6.40/kg’

‘Nothing but positives to be taken away, as prices for lambs top €6.30-6.40/kg’

Deals for lambs are topping €6.30-6.40/kg, in what seems to be a move to increase prices by factories this week,...

August 17, 2021

‘Factories actively seeking lambs as demand for Eid al-Adha increases’

‘Factories actively seeking lambs as demand for Eid al-Adha increases’

Factories are actively seeking lambs to meet the increased demand for the Eid al-Adha festival, according to Sean Dennehy of...

July 5, 2021

Sheep trade: Factories continue to pull lamb prices

Sheep trade: Factories continue to pull lamb prices

Downward pressure continues to be exerted on lamb prices, as once again factories pull prices this week. Sales on Monday...

June 29, 2021

Sheep trade: Lamb prices come under further pressure

Sheep trade: Lamb prices come under further pressure

Lamb prices continue to face downward pressure, as factories continue to pull prices this week by 10-30c/kg from this time...

June 22, 2021

Sheep trade: Tight supplies making it difficult for factories to pull prices

Sheep trade: Tight supplies making it difficult for factories to pull prices

A combination of tight supplies, as well as a very strong demand, is proving it difficult for factories to pull...

June 15, 2021

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