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Sheep
Sheep mart watch: little change as numbers ease back
Darren Carty
The trade for well-fleshed lambs is solid, while some mart managers report lambs lacking significant flesh meeting a stickier trade.
28 September 2022 Markets
NI Trends: prime heifers commanding higher prices; demand for lamb improving
Processors in Northern Ireland have left beef prices unchanged, but heifers are an easier sell than steers. Demand for lambs is gaining momentum.
28 September 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: supply and demand dynamics finely balanced
Last week's kill increased again, leaving factories under no real pressure to alter lamb prices in order to secure supplies.
Sheep price update: factory quotes remain static
Base quotes continue to range from €6.00/kg to €6.20/kg, while good-quality lambs in marts are solid, with lambs lacking flesh harder sold in places.
26 September 2022 Markets
Buying for ACRES lights up centenary Galway sheep sale
There was an insatiable demand for ewe lambs and ewe hoggets with prices in many cases two to three times stronger than recent year’s sales.
21 September 2022 Markets
Athenry Mart hosts new sale of Blue Texel and Dassenkop
The Irish Blue Texel Sheep Society held its first sale in Athenry Mart last Saturday, with an entry of 56 Blue Texel and three Dassenkop sheep.
21 September 2022 Pedigree
NI Trends: tight supplies underpin cattle prices; fat lamb trade steadies
There is no change to prime cattle prices in Northern Ireland, with factory lambs also holding firm.
21 September 2022 Markets
Sheep Mart Watch: average prices edge up by €1 to €2/head
There is a strong appetite for fleshed lambs, while demand for good-quality store lambs is steady.
21 September 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: factories digging in on lamb prices
There is a strong appetite for fleshed lambs, but factory agents are holding tight on base quotes, which continue to range from €6.00/kg to €6.20/kg.
21 September 2022 Markets
In pictures: ewe lambs dominate entries in Ballinasloe
In the region of 70% to 80% of lambs on offer were ewe lambs, with solid demand for quality ewe lambs with good breeding potential.
20 September 2022 Markets
Sheep Mart Watch: throughput starting to ease in some sales
While throughput in a high percentage of marts has started to ease from the peak entries recorded in recent weeks, it has hit peak activity in marts in hill strongholds.
14 September 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: ewe lambs sell to £169 at Aghanloo
The annual sale of Greyface, Mule and Suffolk Cheviot ewe lambs was held at Aghanloo near Limavady, Co Derry, on Tuesday.
14 September 2022 Markets