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Watch: Farm Tech Talk - good weather, good prices and the BPS application
Jack Kennedy
With the good weather and good prices we talk about what is happening in the fields and what farmers need to do now.
11 May 2022 Markets
NI trends: finished cattle prices continue to rise; sheep trade hardens
Factory prices for finished cattle in Northern Ireland continue to edge upwards, while tighter supplies has seen improved demand for sheep.
11 May 2022 Markets
Sheep trends: more bite as kill falls by 13,729 head
Hogget numbers appearing in sales have reduced to a minimum, with some sales only recording a handful of lots entered.
Sheep mart prices: lower entries creating more competition
Hogget throughput has reduced to a miniscule percentage of throughput, while spring lamb numbers have not increased to a level to satisfy strong market demand.
11 May 2022 Markets
Watch: Spring lambs a strong trade in Carnaross
Niamh Gunn was in Carnaross Mart in Co Meath for their general sale of sheep on Tuesday.
10 May 2022 News
Sheep prices update: Lamb numbers rising steadily in mart sales
Hogget numbers appearing in sales have reduced to a minimum with some sales only recording a handful of lots entered.
9 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: attempts to ease hogget prices back
The attempts are being met with varying success, with factory agents still keen to get their hands on numbers and supplies on offer diminishing fast.
4 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: firm demand as kill falls by 8,576 head
Hogget throughout fell by in excess of 10,000 head last week and with demand holding relatively positive in the wake of the Ramadan festival, it is helping to keep a good floor under the trade.
4 May 2022 Markets
Sheep prices: hoggets similar with spring lamb prices 40c/kg higher year-on-year
Hogget base quotes of €7.00/kg to €7.10/kg are similar to 10c/kg higher, with supplies showing greater signs of tightening in recent days.
2 May 2022 Markets
US opens up for Irish sheepmeat
Agreement of veterinary certificate with the UK clears the way for Irish factories to get approval for exporting sheep meat to the US.
27 April 2022 News
Sheep mart prices: variable demand for spring lambs
Demand from factory agents is subdued by the continued focus on hogget throughput.
27 April 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: Ramadan keeping strong floor under trade
Hoggets continue to trade in a price range from €7.25/kg to €7.50/kg, while there is also variation in the spring lamb trade, with prices ranging from €8/kg to €8.20/kg in the main.
27 April 2022 Markets