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Sheep
Sheep mart prices: big variation in lamb and ewe prices
Darren Carty
The majority of marts have witnessed prices at the upper end of the market for lambs ease back to €140 to €145, while some marts with a vibrant butcher trade are recording excellent prices.
1 August 2022 Markets
Sheep prices: further pressure as base quotes cut by 20c/kg
The reduction leaves most plants starting the week offering a base quote of €6.30/kg plus their representative quality assurance bonuses.
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.
Fat lamb prices plummet by 70c/kg
Factories have moved to take control of the sheep trade this week by enforcing significant price cuts.
22 June 2022 News
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.
22 June 2022 Markets
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 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