Northern Ireland
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
Kieran Mailey
News in-brief from across the farming and food industry in Northern Ireland.
17 January 2024 Northern Ireland
In-lamb ewes sell to £260 at Ballymena Mart
The annual sale of in-lamb ewes from Simon Loughery topped out at £260 in Ballymena Mart.
3 January 2024 News
Driving a new farming route
Well-known mart manager Eric Driver is holding a dispersal sale of his 500-ewe flock on Saturday 13 January in Tullow Mart.
Contrasting year for sheep throughput
Hogget throughput was recorded at its highest level in over a decade, while the 2023 lamb kill is over 75,000 head lower and the ewe and ram kill is trending more than 50,000 head behind 2022.
27 December 2023 News
Swaledale breeders to hold first premier sale in NI
Beatties Auction Centre, outside Omagh, will hold the first NI society breeding sale of Swaledale sheep on 30 September.
20 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Sheep mart prices: peak activity as store and breeding sheep increase
Some marts in strong sheep strongholds have recorded throughput levels ranging anywhere from 2,000 to 3,700 sheep this week.
6 September 2023 Markets