spring lamb

Families urged to make spring lamb ‘part of Easter weekend’

Families urged to make spring lamb ‘part of Easter weekend’

Families are being encouraged by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) to include a serving of spring lamb...

March 30, 2021

‘Spring lamb will not be as plentiful this Easter as it would usually be’

‘Spring lamb will not be as plentiful this Easter as it would usually be’

While there is a shortage of spring lamb on the cards, it’s not something that farmers need to be overly...

April 3, 2019

Spring lamb quotes under pressure for another week

Spring lamb quotes under pressure for another week

As has been the case over the previous few weeks, spring lamb base quotes continue to remain under pressure in...

September 25, 2018

Spring lamb quotes steady after difficult fortnight

Spring lamb quotes steady after difficult fortnight

The spring lamb trade has steadied somewhat after a difficult fortnight for trading. Over a 14-day period, factory buyers moved...

June 12, 2018

Easter demand drives spring lamb supplies

Easter demand drives spring lamb supplies

The spring lamb market stepped up a gear this week, as factory buyers were keen to secure spring lambs ahead...

April 1, 2018

Spring lamb quotes ease by 10-20c/kg

Spring lamb quotes ease by 10-20c/kg

Procurement managers have moved to bring spring lamb quotes back by 10-20c/kg in recent days. Most plants are now offering...

August 29, 2017

Be careful when drafting lambs, as kill out percentage plummets

Be careful when drafting lambs, as kill out percentage plummets

Farmers have been urged to be careful when drafting lambs, as kill out percentages have plummeted in recent weeks. Procurement...

August 22, 2017

Factories succeed in dropping spring lamb prices to under €5/kg

Factories succeed in dropping spring lamb prices to under €5/kg

It appears that sheep factories have succeeded in their quest to drop spring lamb prices to below €5/kg. As it...

August 9, 2017

Annual agricultural output price index up 10.7% in May

Annual agricultural output price index up 10.7% in May

The agricultural output price index was up 10.7% on an annual basis in May, according to the latest data from...

July 11, 2017

Spring lamb sees price drop of 30c/kg within a week

Spring lamb sees price drop of 30c/kg within a week

Spring lamb will see a drop in prices this week, with some processors quoting a decrease of up to 30c/kg...

June 19, 2017

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices improve by €5-7/head

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices improve by €5-7/head

There has been a noticeable improvement in the spring lamb trade, with prices jumping by €5-7/head in some locations. Much...

May 31, 2017

Sheep farmers slam ‘below-cost’ spring lamb supermarket prices

Sheep farmers slam ‘below-cost’ spring lamb supermarket prices

Tesco’s price levels for spring lamb have been called ‘unsustainably low‘ by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association’s (ICSA’s) Sheep...

May 16, 2017

‘Fixed-price contracts needed to ensure future of early spring lamb enterprises’

‘Fixed-price contracts needed to ensure future of early spring lamb enterprises’

Sheep farmers can only consider producing early spring lambs in the future if fixed-price contracts, which return a viable price, with...

April 20, 2017

Supervalu predicts spring lamb sales in 2017 to equal €17m

Supervalu predicts spring lamb sales in 2017 to equal €17m

Supervalu is predicting that Irish spring lamb sales across its stores in 2017 will equal €17m, the equivalent of 225,000...

April 11, 2017

Factories gear up for spring lambs

Factories gear up for spring lambs

Easter is fast approaching and all of the major sheepmeat processors are now offering official quotes for spring lambs. Last...

March 28, 2017

Spring lamb prices open at €6/kg

Spring lamb prices open at €6/kg

Easter Sunday is just over a month away and, in preparation for the market demand, factories are beginning to quote...

March 14, 2017

Some ease in spring lamb prices on the back of lower fifth quarter prices

Some ease in spring lamb prices on the back of lower fifth quarter prices

A number of spring lamb processors have moved to drop prices this week, with base quotes currently ranging from 470-490c/kg....

July 11, 2016

Spring lamb prices fall further with quotes back by 20c/kg

Spring lamb prices fall further with quotes back by 20c/kg

Spring lamb prices have taken another hit this week with prices back by 20c/kg in the main sheep factories. Farmers...

May 24, 2016