Sheep watch: prices harden at mart sales
Sheep prices have been increasing steadily in mart sales, as agents are pushed to the limit for fleshed lambs.
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