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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 prices are holding steady as supplies continue to tighten. Most plants are quoting 360p/kg, with more on offer for farmers with bigger numbers.
By Kieran Mailey on 17 August 2017
Base quotes have increased by 10c/kg on last week’s levels, with more competition and growing demand helping to move the trade on.
By Darren Carty on 17 August 2017
The annual Borris Ewe Breeders Association first show and sale was similar to other breeding sales, with hoggets easing by €20/head, while ewe lambs held solid.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 August 2017
The Tullow Sheep Breeders Association saw the best-quality ewe lambs sell from €140 to €180/head.
By Darren Carty on 17 August 2017
In recent days, we have seen a slight lift in the price paid for lambs in marts. As a result, prices have strengthened slightly by €2 to €3/head as factories compete for numbers.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 August 2017
Base quotes for U-3 grades are at 360p/kg, with more on offer to regular suppliers.
By David Wright on 10 August 2017
The sheep trade is holding quite positively. While some areas are seeing prices slip by €1 to €2/head, others are reporting a steady trade.
By Nathan Tuffy on 10 August 2017
The sheep trade is witnessing a change in fortunes, with more demand entering the trade as competition grows from live exporters sourcing lambs for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival.
By Darren Carty on 10 August 2017
The trade for hoggets was below what many producers anticipated, while the ewe lamb trade was sharper. Lambs were steady and cull ewes were a fantastic trade.
By Darren Carty on 10 August 2017
Ewe lamb numbers up, while hogget numbers set to increase in the coming weeks.
By Nathan Tuffy on 10 August 2017
In photos: mixed trade at Blessington’s Suffolk Cheviot breeding sale
Hoggets were a tricky trade at Tuesday’s sale in Blessington Mart while quality ewe lambs were a sharper trade.
By Darren Carty on 08 August 2017
Today’s sale at Dowra Mart saw another increase in sheep numbers, while the cattle trade was very good especially for top quality bulls and heifers.
By Sarah Anderson on 05 August 2017
Sale of Pedigree Registered Texel Rams at Roscommon Mart, Sat Aug 26th. Show at ...
present their show and sale, of ram lambs at Athenry Mart Monday 21st of August,...
Suffolk Cross Hoggets, good big sheep, ...
Present their premier show and sale of Ram and Ewes at Roscommon mart, Saturday ...
Show 4.00pm Friday 4th August Sale 11.00am Saturday 5th August 30 Females an...

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