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Sheep markets news from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest sheep market news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all developments in the sheep farming sector including sheep prices and sheep sales.
Producers are facing another challenging week, with 5c/kg to 10c/kg coming off the factory base price.
By Darren Carty on 12 October 2017
The past week has seen a little more pressure come on the lamb trade. Successive lamb price cuts have had a knockon effect at the sales ring, with fleshed lamb prices slipping by another €2 to €3/head
By Nathan Tuffy on 12 October 2017
Base quotes are unchanged on a range of €4.50/kg to €4.65/kg with a high percentage of lambs selling from €4.70/kg to €4.80/kg.
By Darren Carty on 05 October 2017
The Donegal Mule Group held their second breeding sale last Saturday with 1,100 ewe lambs and 200 ewe hoggets on offer.
By Darren Carty on 05 October 2017
Some mart managers report a more difficult trade where higher numbers have been entered with others pointing to a steady trade.
By Nathan Tuffy on 05 October 2017
A tough trade for scotch lambs had a knock on effect at the Kerry Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association annual ram show and sale in Milltown.
By Tommy Moyles on 01 October 2017
Quotes are unchanged, but there are signs of buyers being more anxious to secure supplies.
By Darren Carty on 04 October 2017
The higher kill is being driven by a sharp rise in hogget throughput in spring and over 40,000 extra ewes and rams moving off farms.
By Darren Carty on 03 October 2017
Factory lamb and butchers' lamb have held reasonably well in the past week. However, the prices of store lambs has eased slightly once again.
By Nathan Tuffy on 28 September 2017
The general sheep sale included a show and sale for Suffolk and speckle-faced lambs, with buyers buoyed by receiving their ANC payment earlier this week.
By Darren Carty on 24 September 2017
Record price at Ballymena sheep sale
Ballymena Mart in Co Antrim reported a top price of 15,000gns at its Blueface Leicester Premier Export Sale on Saturday.
By Thomas Hubert on 24 September 2017
A little more competition at the marts has seen a slightly positive shift in the trade, but mostly for store lambs.
By Nathan Tuffy on 21 September 2017
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