Spring Lambs

Pics from the mart: Strong trade for spring lambs and hoggets at Enniscorthy

Pics from the mart: Strong trade for spring lambs and hoggets at Enniscorthy

A strong trade was seen for spring lambs and hoggets at Enniscorthy Mart on Wednesday, April 22. A strong entry...

April 25, 2021

Spring lamb trade reaches new highs at Tullow as prices top €214

Spring lamb trade reaches new highs at Tullow as prices top €214

Another super trade was seen for the spring lamb trade at Tullow Mart once again this week at the mart’s...

April 3, 2021

Spring lamb show and sale sees prices reach €282 at Raphoe Mart

Spring lamb show and sale sees prices reach €282 at Raphoe Mart

Anne Harkin of Raphoe Mart reported a super trade for spring lambs, with prices topping €282/head for 50kg. The Donegal-based...

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

Small numbers of spring lambs begin to appear at marts; hogget trade remains strong

Small numbers of spring lambs begin to appear at marts; hogget trade remains strong

A small number of spring lambs appeared at sales held yesterday (Monday, March 22), with top prices hitting €170-180/head. Although,...

March 23, 2021

Sheep trade: Spring lamb quotes slip once again

Sheep trade: Spring lamb quotes slip once again

Not much good news on the spring lamb front for farmers this week, as prices come under pressure once again....

June 3, 2020

The ins and outs of drafting lambs this springtime

The ins and outs of drafting lambs this springtime

At this stage, farmers will have drafted or will be in the process of drafting spring lambs for the factory....

April 19, 2020

Sheep trade: Quotes hard to come by, as factories keep their cards close to their chest

Sheep trade: Quotes hard to come by, as factories keep their cards close to their chest

The uncertainty surrounding the sheep trade continues, as quotes become hard to come by, as factories keep their cards close...

March 31, 2020

Sheep trade: Is a big logjam looming in sheep factories?

Sheep trade: Is a big logjam looming in sheep factories?

A huge cloud of uncertainty seems to have been cast over the sheep trade, as the impact of the coronavirus...

March 24, 2020

Spring lamb price progress appears to have stalled

Spring lamb price progress appears to have stalled

Although many spring lamb processors lifted base quotes by 5-10c/kg over recent weeks, any momentum that appeared to be building...

October 30, 2018

More bite to spring lamb trade, but factories slow to offer higher quotes

More bite to spring lamb trade, but factories slow to offer higher quotes

More bite appears to be entering the spring lamb trade and deals are beginning to be done at higher prices....

October 12, 2018

Sheep trade: Another week of price pressure for spring lambs

Sheep trade: Another week of price pressure for spring lambs

Lamb buyers are continuing their quest to push down spring lamb quotes; they’re beginning negotiations with farmers at 450-465c/kg again...

September 18, 2018

5-10c/kg wiped off spring lamb quotes

5-10c/kg wiped off spring lamb quotes

After showing some signs of stability last week and in the early stages of this week, factories have moved to...

September 13, 2018

Further ease in spring lamb quotes

Further ease in spring lamb quotes

Spring lamb producers are facing into another challenging week as quotes have eased by a further 10c/kg. In the early...

August 28, 2018

Sheep trade: Some stability restored to the lamb market

Sheep trade: Some stability restored to the lamb market

As it stands, lamb buyers are currently offering a base price of 480-490c/kg (excluding Quality Assurance Scheme and producer group...

July 25, 2018

Sheep marts: Factory cuts not helping the trade

Sheep marts: Factory cuts not helping the trade

The spring lamb trade continues to remain under pressure in factories and lamb buyers have moved to impose further cuts...

July 18, 2018

€20 wiped off spring lambs in just 5 weeks

€20 wiped off spring lambs in just 5 weeks

As has been the case over recent weeks, the spring lamb trade continues to remain challenging and processors have imposed...

July 17, 2018

‘It’s all about numbers’: Spring lamb trade continues to remain under pressure

‘It’s all about numbers’: Spring lamb trade continues to remain under pressure

It’s beginning to sound like a broken record at this stage, but the spring lamb trade continues to remain under...

July 10, 2018