Sheep sector exposed to trading disruptions with a no-deal Brexit
There is a perception that the Irish sheep sector will be a beneficiary of Brexit, but this may be far from the case, with a significant threat of supply chain disruption and more volatile markets.
Sheep prices: attempts to unsettle the trade
Only one export plant is quoting for lambs for Thursday, with factories attempting to take greater control of the trade.
Sheepwatch: price variation creeping into the marts
Prices remain strong in the east of the country, but factory agents are trying to reduce farmers' price expectations in some western marts.
Camera at the mart: in-lamb ewes top €200/head in Cahir Mart
A special flock clearance sale comprising 200 mid-season lambing ewes exceeded all expectations, with demand outstripping supply.