Pre-empting the best demand for sheepmeat in 2023
Darren Carty
The religious festivals of Eid al-Adha, Easter and Ramadan all bolster demand for sheepmeat to varying degrees.
British beef prices edging upwards
Beef prices in Britain have moved ahead of those being paid at plants in NI.
13 July 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: entries much lower week-on-week
Farmers targeting increased demand for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha pushed out higher numbers last week leaving significantly lower levels of throughput this week.
Bumper sheep kill
Industry reports point to positive performance with factories working round the clock to move extra product and satisfy the spike in demand.
13 July 2022 Markets
Sheep trends: highest kill in over 10 years
Last week’s throughput was recorded at 78,164 head representing a massive jump of 23,066 head on the previous week and an increase of 233 head on the corresponding week in 2021.
13 July 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: trade in expected lull period
Factories have reduced base lamb quotes on Monday by 10c/kg, while supplies coming on stream have dropped sharply following last week’s insatiable appetite.
11 July 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: lamb prices recover by €5/ head in Loughrea
An increase in factory agent demand on the back of buying for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha regained half of the price cuts experienced by farmers in the previous week.
6 July 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: more bite lifts prices by €1 to €3/head
Factory agents have displayed a greater appetite for lambs since the end of last week, with prices steady to €3 to €5 higher, depending on the previous week’s trade.
6 July 2022 Markets
Lambs under pressure as Eid demand ends
Demand for fat lambs is expected to ease as the key buying period for the Eid Al-Adha festival draws to a close.
6 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Buying for Eid al-Adha underpins peak sheep kill
Reports indicate this week’s sheep kill is likely to be in excess of 70,000 head with a number of plants operating longer shifts and undertaking a limited kill of sheep on Saturday.
6 July 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: kill on target to top 70,000 head
The Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha underpinned the largest level of throughput in recent years and this year will be no different, with factories working overtime to fill orders.
6 July 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: factories operating at peak capacity
Agents have been working round the clock to source lambs, with factories, wholesale buyers and live exporters sourcing lambs for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.
4 July 2022 Markets