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EU sheepmeat imports increase by 15% in 2022
Darren Carty
The European Commission has released final figures for 2022, which show the volume of sheepmeat imported increasing to 156,045t.
22 March 2023 Markets
Sheep trends: Ramadan demand adds another 20c/kg
Factories have been keen to maximise throughput this week, with reports indicating that tight supplies is forcing them to work harder to secure sales.
22 March 2023 Markets
Sheep mart prices: hoggets averaging €100 over the weight
The trade in marts has been described as steady this week by most mart managers.
Hogget quotes increase by 20c/kg
Purchasing for the Ramadan festival is in peak flow this week with factories increasing quotes by 20c/kg to entice higher numbers forward.
22 March 2023 Markets
Sheep price update: hogget quotes jump 20c/kg
The trade is being buoyed by increased buying for the Ramadan festival, while improving market conditions in the UK are said to be providing more scope for increased farmgate returns.
20 March 2023 Markets
Continued positive growth in sheepmeat exports to Germany
Volumes exported to the German market increased by 2,743t, or 29%, on 2021 levels with the market recording the highest level of growth in 2022.
15 March 2023 Markets
NI Trends: factory quotes rising on prime cattle and cows; hoggets up 10p/kg
Factory quotes for prime cattle and cull cows continue to rise in Northern Ireland. Hoggets have also seen an uplift in price.
15 March 2023 Markets
Sheep Trends: demand boosted by buying for Ramadan
Demand is said to be at its strongest level since the turn of the year, with factories keen to maximise throughput and take advantage of growing demand.
15 March 2023 Markets
Sheep mart prices: hoggets steady to €2 to €3/head stronger
Agents are keen to get their hands on higher numbers, but are working hard to keep prices in line with factory quotes to secure a margin.
15 March 2023 Markets
Ramadan festival lifting demand for hoggets
Hogget prices have increased by another 10c/kg on the week with specialist finishers handling large numbers possessing more negotiating power.
15 March 2023 Markets
Surge in Australian beef and lamb production forecast
The surge in Australian cattle and sheep production marks the end of the herd and flock rebuilding following drought.
15 March 2023 News
Sheep price update: base quotes for Tuesday 10c/kg higher
Kildare Chilling and the two Irish Country Meats plants in Camolin and Navan have increased their base hogget quotes for Tuesday by 10c/kg.
13 March 2023 Markets