Sheep Trends: lamb quotes rise by 10c/kg
Darren Carty
Quotes for quality assured lambs range from €6.75/kg to €6.80/kg, with growing numbers trading from €6.80/kg to €6.95/kg and top prices exceeding €7/kg.
27 December 2023 Markets
Sheep Trends: Steady finish to 2023 as prices remain static
The year is drawing to a conclusion with lamb prices ranging in the main from €6.55/kg to €6.70/kg.
13 December 2023 Management
Sheep management: treatment of rams, external parasites and the CLP
Darren Carty outlines how rams may require preferential treatment after the breeding season, controlling external parasites and how a spike has occurred in issues with the clean livestock policy.
Sheep price update: disappointment as quotes fall 10c/kg
Base quotes eased by 5c/kg to 10c/kg over the weekend, leaving quotes at a range of €6.25/kg to €6.40/kg plus the respective quality assurance payments.
27 November 2023 Markets
The sheep clean livestock policy refresher course
Poor weather and difficult ground conditions have brought the sheep livestock policy back into the spotlight.
26 November 2023 Management
Considering winter shearing for lambs and ewes
The inclement weather is forcing earlier housing of lambs for finishing, while ewe housing dates will also undoubtedly be pulled forward.
8 November 2023 Management
Sheep management: weather presenting numerous challenges
Lambs are falling foul of the clean livestock policy in greater numbers while performance and grass utilisation level has dropped to a very low level.
8 November 2023 Management
Sheep Management: safeguarding against ram infertility and handling store lambs
With breeding well underway on farms, care needs to be taken that grass supplies are not negatively affected by remaining store lambs, while the clean livestock policy also needs to remembered.
25 October 2023 Management