Sheep Trends: hoggets rise by another 10c/kg
Darren Carty
Hoggets are trading in greater volumes above €9/kg, while top prices for spring lambs are as high as €9.70/kg to €9.80/kg.
5 April 2024 Schemes
NI hogget quotes bounce upwards by 10p/kg to 20p/kg
Factories in Northern Ireland reduced hogget quotes towards the end of buying for the Easter trade but have been forced to reverse prices upwards in response to tight supplies.
27 March 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: spring lambs benefit from Easter demand
The trade in marts over the last week has run well ahead of the factory trade and returned a price premium to producers.
Sheep Trends: Easter trade stimulates strong demand
Quotes for Thursday for hoggets and lambs remain unchanged, but cull ewe quotes have increased, as factories try to entice higher numbers to opt for direct sales.
27 March 2024 Markets
Easter trade sets new records for spring lambs
Spring lamb prices have averaged close to €4.80/kg to €5/kg in many sales over the last week setting a new record return for lambs.
27 March 2024 Markets
British hogget prices soar to €9.24/kg
A review of global sheep prices shows British sheep prices surpassing French farmgate returns, with prices rising by €2/kg since the turn of the year.
27 March 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: vibrant mart trade as agents chase higher numbers
Many marts have recorded an increase in throughput over the last week, with some producers favoring the live trade, including those marketing ewe hoggets.
25 March 2024 Markets
Booming spring lamb trade in marts
Hogget quotes are starting from €8.50/kg and heading towards €9/kg, spring lamb prices in marts are booming and the cull ewe trade has ignited.
20 March 2024 Markets
Sheep trends: cull ewes, lambs and hoggets all firmer
There is an insatiable appetite at present for all classes of stock, with agents working hard to try and entice higher numbers forward
20 March 2024 Markets