Sheep trends: €5.25/kg becoming more attainable
Lamb prices continue to harden as numbers tighten further.
Lamb price standoff between producers and factories
Factories are trying to pull sheep prices back but a high percentage of remaining hoggets remain in the hands of specialist finishers who are slow to accept the lower prices on offer.
Sheeptrends: large variation in hogget prices
Prices offered to farmers with small numbers of hoggets to sell compared to larger finishers can vary by as much as 40c/kg
Sheepwatch: Mart sales quieter after Easter break
There was no major changes in prices for hoggets or spring lambs with numbers a little smaller this week after the busy Easter period