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Sheep
Sheep Trends: lamb quotes cut by 50c/kg to 70c/kg
Darren Carty
Base quotes have been pulled significantly at three time periods over the last week, with cuts equating to a reduction of €10 to €15 on a carcase weighing 21kg.
Sheep mart prices: factory cuts stifle agent buying power
19 June 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: factory cuts stifle agent buying power
The extent of the reduction in prices recorded over the last week has ranged anywhere from €5/head to upwards of €10/head.
Camera at the Mart: trade withstands price pressure in Elphin
19 June 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: trade withstands price pressure in Elphin
While factory agents were keen to reduce prices, the presence of online purchasing activity for fleshed lambs kept a firm floor under the trade and minimised price reductions.
Dawn Meats to expand for Aldi contract
New Aldi contract of 25m per year, will mean 15 new jobs and triggers a €5m expansion for Dawn's Waterford factory.
19 June 2024 News
In pictures: lambs sell to €201 for 51kg in Ballinasloe
The keenest demand on the evening was recorded for fleshed ram lambs with the standout price being €198 paid for a batch of 10 weighing 46.5kg.
15 June 2024 Markets
Exporters drive lamb trade in Kingscourt
Adam Woods reports from Monday’s sheep sale in Kingscourt mart
12 June 2024 Markets
Good demand for spring lamb in Kenmare
Kenmare mart manager, Dan McCarthy had a spring in his step following his recent re-election to Kerry Co council and a good start to spring lamb trade.
12 June 2024 Markets
Record Australian lamb exports of 36,307t in May
Sheep slaughter figures and lamb export volumes appear to be setting new milestones on a monthly basis.
12 June 2024 Markets
NI trends: Price deals on offer for bigger numbers; live trade on fire for lambs
Beef finishers with a good supply of cattle are finding it easier to negotiate on price, while the live trade is on fire for fat lambs.
12 June 2024 Markets
Sheep mart report: agents fitter for larger entries
Sale entries are running significantly higher in many marts, with prices steady-to-stronger on the back of buying for the Eid al-Adha festival.
12 June 2024 Markets
Sheep trends: peak week for sheep throughput
A weekly kill of between 60,000 and 70,000 head is expected, with factories ramping up processing capacity and some planning to operate at the weekend.
12 June 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: factories increasing processing activity
Official base quotes are starting the week in a steady manner but there are reports of producers with significant numbers securing 10c/kg higher.
10 June 2024 Markets