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Sheep
Lamb quotes cut by 20c/kg to 30c/kg, hoggets by 30c/kg to 80c/kg
Darren Carty
Speaking at the sheep shearing championships, IFA sheep chair Adrian Gallagher said the attempted cut risked undermining the sheep trade.
31 May 2024 News
Factories undermining sheep sector with attempted price cuts - IFA
IFA sheep chair Adrian Gallagher called on factories to be responsible in their pricing of lambs and hoggets and to maximise returns from the marketplace for sheep farmers.
22 May 2024 Markets
Live exporters paying up to €5/kg for lambs
Exporters have been active in mart sales over the last week with some marts also acting as a collection centre.
Bord Bia hosts 54 international chefs on beef and lamb tour
Bord Bia will host 54 international chefs and 10 journalists for a three-day event to showcase Irish grass-fed beef and lamb. The chefs will meet beef farmers and visit farms around the country.
13 May 2024 News
Beef prices: factories make move to pull quotes
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade including the latest factory quotes for factory finished animals.
15 April 2024 Markets
Labelling minefield: how Ireland can gain or lose
Country-of-origin labelling benefits farmers in countries that don't produce enough to meet demand, but penalise exporters like Ireland.
27 March 2024 News
UK sheep price running £2.67/kg (€3.11/kg) higher
The price increase of £1.74/kg (€2.03/kg) since the turn of the year is being driven by tight supplies, strong sales, steady exports and lower than anticipated imports.
23 March 2024 Markets
Australian sheepmeat exports hit all-time monthly high
Exports of sheepmeat in February were recorded at some 52,351, with Meat and Livestock Australia reporting that it marks the highest export volume for any month on record.
16 March 2024 News
Factories showing ‘no regard’ for beef farmers - IFA
The IFA said that the facts of the market are very much at odds with the negative messages coming from some factories.
16 February 2024 News
Irish companies exhibit at world’s leading organic trade fair
BioFach takes place in Germany from 13 to 16 February, where Irish organic food and drink companies will target export opportunities.
13 February 2024 News
Up to 80% of organic beef and lamb to be exported in future
Bord Bia is expecting a fourfold increase in organic beef and a sixfold rise in organic lamb output by 2030.
24 January 2024 News
Positive Farmers Conference: improving the value of dairy beef calves
Declan Collins reports from the Positive Farmers Conference, where Padraig French outlined where calf markets are and the direction of travel.
12 January 2024 Breeding & health