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Beef
MartBids Database: plainer cattle a slightly harder sell
Declan Marren
There has been a small shift in mart prices this week, with mart managers reporting plainer cattle that little bit harder to sell. Declan Marren reports.
7 September 2022 Markets
Sheep mart watch: lamb prices edge up by €1 to €2 per head
Factory agents are exhibiting more bite for lambs and are willing to compete with greater intensity, particularly for uniform batches of well-fleshed lambs.
7 September 2022 Markets
More bite for lambs as breeders remain variable
The trade for lambs has firmed with prices up by 5c/kg to 10c/kg while in breeding sales top-quality lots are selling well but plain-quality hoggets are meeting a challenging trade.
Over 700 entered for Carrick prolific ewe lamb sale
Saturday 3 September will see the Showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon host the fourth annual sale from the Prolific Ewe Lamb Group.
2 September 2022 News
Sheep mart prices: more store lambs as sales hit peak throughput
The increase in numbers, combined with pressure on deadweight prices and tight grass supplies, has inserted some pressure on the store lamb trade.
31 August 2022 Markets
Watch - Farmer Writes: top dollar for drop dead gorgeous mules
Derek Robinson returned from the mule sale at Ballymena Mart with a pen of flashy hoggets.
24 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Pedigree Charollais and Dorsets hit the heights in Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Charollais and Dorset sheep societies held their premier breeding sales this week.
27 July 2022 Pedigree
Sheep Watch: ewe hoggets dominating throughput
Mart managers report ewe hoggets continuing to come on stream in high numbers, with some farmers cautious of prospects in breeding sales next autumn and moving lower grade hoggets.
20 April 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: cull ewes up by €10 to €25 per head
The trade for well-fleshed heavy ewes has moved on to prices many thought they would never see for cull ewes, with significant numbers exceeding the €200/head mark.
6 April 2022 Markets