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Sheep markets news from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest sheep market news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all developments in the sheep farming sector including sheep prices and sheep sales.
Cattle quotes are holding this week at 346p/kg, with farmers selling prime cattle at 348p to 352p/kg.
By Kieran Mailey on 16 February 2017
Store hogget prices are holding relatively well for both lowland and mountain-bred lots.
By Peter Varley on 16 February 2017
Cattle prices remain steady this week with most plants starting from 346p/kg on prime cattle up to 352p/kg for larger finishers.
By Kieran Mailey on 09 February 2017
Factory prices are creeping upwards for in-spec hoggets, but penalties still apply for overweight lots.
By Peter Varley on 09 February 2017
Applications continue, with the deadline for the sheep welfare scheme extended until Friday 3 February.
By Darren Carty on 02 February 2017
Factories are imposing tighter controls on weight limits, but prices paid remain static.
By Peter Varley on 02 February 2017
Cattle quotes are holding at 346p/kg this week, with farmers reporting deals of 4p to 6p/kg above base.
By Kieran Mailey on 02 February 2017
The last few days of January saw no improvement in the marts for hoggets, with downward pressure on very heavy lots.
By Peter Varley on 02 February 2017
With prices lagging 70c/kg behind 2016 levels, downward price pressure, potential penalties on overweight carcases and clipping charges, sheep farmers have a reason to be downbeat.
By Darren Carty on 26 January 2017
Cattle prices are holding steady this week as numbers increase. Base quotes start from 340p to 346p/kg.
By Kieran Mailey on 26 January 2017
Numbers are falling in sales, but prices remain static for both hoggets and cull ewes.
By Peter Varley on 26 January 2017
Chef Neil Doherty gives his views of where the potential may lie if Irish lambs gets the green light to be exported to the US.
By Darren Carty on 26 January 2017
39 crossbred ewes in lamb to 5 star New Zealand Suffolk ram. Suffolk/Texel/...
Ballymena Mart, Saturday 7th January at Noon....

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