Sheep trends: cracks appearing in factory resolve
Quotes remain the same, but more is being paid for lambs.
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.