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Sheep
Sheep price update: quotes slip back again by 5c/kg to 10c/kg
Darren Carty
Base quotes offered on Friday for Tuesday’s sheep kill took another hit, with prices reducing by 5c/kg to 10c/kg.
1 February 2023 News
Exploring ways to reduce GHG emissions from sheep production
At last week’s Teagasc sheep conferences, Jonathan Herron told farmers that improving the efficiency of a typical sheep system can reduce greenhouse gas intensity by almost 10% per kilo of liveweight.
1 February 2023 Management
Sheep Management: ewe condition, liver fluke and marketing hoggets
Sheep scanning operators are reporting significant numbers of flocks with a much higher percentage of ewes in poor body condition.
Sheep mart prices: solid trade for fleshed hoggets
The mart trade has proven to be a good outlet for many farmers struggling to negotiate higher prices with factory agents over the last week.
1 February 2023 Markets
Sheep Trends: base quotes remain stubbornly low
Farmers' hopes of the trade maintaining upward trajectory have been dashed by quotes remaining on a similar footing to the week previous.
1 February 2023 Markets
Eco schemes and CRISS excluded from leased entitlements
A significant change to the trading of entitlements from 2023 to 2027 is the breaking of the link between eco scheme/CRISS from entitlement values.
1 February 2023 Schemes
Sheep price update: base quotes steady to slightly stronger
Base quotes at the start of the week range from €5.95/kg to €6.10/kg, with the majority of hoggets trading within a price range of €6.20/kg to €6.40/kg.
30 January 2023 Markets
Chinese sheepmeat imports down 100,000t for January to November 2022
The sharp drop in sheepmeat imports has created volatility in global sheepmeat markets, with New Zealand’s sheepmeat sector particularly exposed.
29 January 2023 Markets
UK sheepmeat production increases 3% in 2022
While sheepmeat production increased, it remains 6% below the five-year average.
28 January 2023 Markets
Spotlight on lamb imports at crisis sheep meeting
The questions and answers session of the event was consumed for long periods with questions relating to sheep imports and the marketing of such.
25 January 2023 News
Net margin per ewe falls to just €7/head in 2022
The poor financial performance is expected to continue in 2023 with the benefit of forecast lower energy costs negated by higher concentrate costs.
25 January 2023 News
Sheep sector not immune to emission reduction targets
While greenhouse gas emissions from the sheep sector are relatively low in contrast to other livestock systems, the Irish sheep sector will still be expected to lower its emissions figure.
25 January 2023 News