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Fat lamb prices plummet by 70c/kg
Kieran Mailey
Factories have moved to take control of the sheep trade this week by enforcing significant price cuts.
22 June 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: base quotes pulled by 50c/kg to 70c/kg
The reduction in quotes has come in two steps, with prices offered falling by 15c/kg to 30c/kg over the weekend followed by another 30c/kg reduction in quotes for Thursday’s kill.
1 June 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: €175 going rate for heavy lambs in Mountbellew Mart
The trade in last Saturday’s sale was brisk for all fleshed lambs, with lighter lambs selling to a top price per kilo of €3.76/kg for 44.5kg lambs selling for €163.
UK sheep throughput 7% lower week on week
Supplies of hoggets have fallen at a faster rate than lamb numbers are building with throughput in marts down 9% in each of the last two weeks.
28 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: 100% clearance rates common in sales
A number of mart managers report that demand is such that agents are keen not to let any sheep leave the yard unsold.
25 May 2022 Markets
Sheep management: Marketing cull ewes and deciding on lamb castration
Producers with cull ewes to sell need to be mindful of the most lucrative sales avenue for the type of ewes on hand.
25 May 2022 Management
Rising sheep prices not keeping ‘pace’ with costs – IFA
Fertiliser cost increases of €10 to €15 per ewe this year will cost the sheep sector up to €40m, according to the IFA.
30 March 2022 News
Sheep price update: sharper trade as cull ewes increase by €5 to €10
A number of marts held on Monday reported cull ewe prices increasing by €5 to €10 or even greater in cases.
28 March 2022 Markets