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View from the marts: fleshed lambs up €8 to €10 but light lambs struggle
Darren Carty
The 20c/kg to 30c/kg increase in factory prices has ignited the live trade, with factory agents locking horns with butcher buyers.
23 November 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: improved dead trade fuelling live trade
The trade for finished lambs has increased anywhere from €4 to €10 on the previous week, with factory agents displaying a much keener appetite for finished lambs.
23 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: finished cattle prices edging upwards; price boost for lamb trade
Factory prices on finished cattle are edging upwards in Northern Ireland and there is positive moves in the sheep trade.
NI beef price 40p//kg ahead of ROI
A price gap close to 40p/kg has opened in favour of prime cattle processed in NI over animals sold through plants in the Republic of Ireland.
16 November 2022 Northern Ireland
MartBids Database: reduced numbers boosts prices
As the numbers of cattle heading for the sales ring starts to decline, it has had a positive effect on the overall trade over the past seven days.
16 November 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: lambs up by €8 to €10 in Kilkenny Mart
Auctioneer George Candler reported that the appetite for fleshed lambs outstripped supplies on offer, leading to a much more vibrant trade.
14 November 2022 Markets
ICSA calls for minimum lamb price of €9.30/kg
Lamb prices in November 2021 were a euro higher than prices today, says ICSA sheep chair Sean McNamara.
9 November 2022 News
Lamb steady as factories increase weight limit
The sheep trade remains generally unchanged with factories in NI raising the carcase weight limit to 22kg.
2 November 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: factory demand for heifers lifts prices; fat lamb trade steadies
Factory prices for prime heifers in Northern Ireland are edging upwards as processing demand increases. After last week's price increases, fat lambs have steadied.
26 October 2022 Markets
Upturn in prices paid for lambs
Prices for fat lambs are improving in the marts and at factories across Northern Ireland.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: prime cattle steady but more life in cow trade; lamb quotes rising
There is no real change to factory prices on prime cattle, but cull cows and fat lambs are an improving trade.
12 October 2022 Markets
Sheep Mart Watch: plenty of demand for fleshed lambs
While agents are trying to purchase lambs at the lowest price possible, they are keen not to let any lambs go home from sales unsold.
12 October 2022 Markets