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NI Trends: young bulls come under price pressure; live trade hots up for lambs
Kieran Mailey
There is growing pressure on the prices being paid for young bulls in Northern Ireland, whereas, in the sheep trade, buying demand for lambs has sharpened.
31 May 2023 Markets
Sheep Trends: lambs overtake hoggets in kill profile
Lambs made up 51.8% of last week’s sheep kill, up from 40% in the previous week, while hogget throughput reduced from 50% to 37% of the kill.
31 May 2023 Markets
Sheep mart prices: hogget entries dwindle as lamb numbers grow
Many marts are now only recording negligible entries of hoggets and while lamb numbers are rising, they remain below recent years' levels.
Sheep Management: grassland management, parasite control and SIS actions
Farmers in the east of the country are witnessing growth rates coming under significant pressure, while farmers elsewhere are in a relatively good position with regards grass supplies.
31 May 2023 Markets
Producers looking towards Eid al-Adha
There is high levels of interest in the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha which in recent years has underpinned the highest weekly sheep kill.
31 May 2023 Markets
In pictures: solid trade for fat lambs at Kilrea Mart
Factory-fit lambs were a solid trade at the weekly sheep sale in Kilrea Mart on Monday.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Sheep price update: trade steady to marginally easier in cases
Base lamb quotes are in the region of €7.60/kg, with prices for quality assured lambs ranging in the main from €7.80/kg to €8.00/kg.
29 May 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: 95% clearance at Cooley Sheep Breeders ewe with lamb sale
The trade for ewes with twin lambs at foot ranged from €150 to €270, while single-lamb lots ranged from €140 to €233.
24 May 2023 Markets
NI Trends: steady cattle trade but quotes ease; pressure on lamb trade
Factories in Northern Ireland have cut base quotes, but price deals are little changed. However, cuts to lamb prices are adding pressure on the trade.
24 May 2023 Markets
Sheep Trends: trade steadies after recent pressure
Base quotes for Thursday are unchanged, with lambs trading in the main from €7.90/kg to €8.00/kg, with top prices including bonuses rising to €8.10/kg.
24 May 2023 Markets
Sheep mart prices: lamb prices fall on average by €2-€5/head
There has been some variability in reports this week, with top prices ranging anywhere from €168 to €180 per head.
24 May 2023 Markets
Sheep price update: lamb prices steady to €2 to €5 per head easier
Agents purchasing in marts remain keen for sheep, but have reacted to factories pulling their base quotes and are reluctant to match last week’s prices.
22 May 2023 Markets