Buying for Eid underpinning peak sheep kill
Darren Carty
In addition to peak throughput in factories reports indicate the festival will significantly boost the number of sheep exported live from Ireland and Northern Ireland.
10 June 2024 Markets
Factories on the hunt for finished cattle
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade including the latest factory prices for finished cattle.
5 June 2024 Markets
NI Trends: prime cattle prices steady as numbers tighten
Cattle prices have hardened this week as number tighten. Lamb prices in the live ring are running well ahead of local factories.
NI Trends: factories look to tighten grip on beef trade; lamb trade eases
There have been moves by processors in Northern Ireland to ease prices on factory-fit cattle and lambs.
29 May 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: opening lamb quotes remain at €9.50/kg
Lamb prices are steady, ranging in the main from €9.50/kg to €9.70/kg for quality assured lambs, with hogget prices also unchanged, ranging from €9.20/kg to €9.50/kg.
27 May 2024 Markets
NI Trends: beef trade remains on solid footing; marts set pace on lambs
There is little change to beef prices in Northern Ireland, as demand remains solid. Lambs are also steady, with marts returning higher prices.
22 May 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: cull ewes competing against spring lamb in Ballinrobe
Cull ewes in Ballinrobe’s weekly sheep sale surpassed spring lamb prices on occasion. Martin Merrick reports.
15 May 2024 Markets
NI Trends: cattle prices slowly edging upwards; lamb trade under pressure
There are positives within the beef trade across Northern Ireland, although lambs are under pressure as quotes ease.
8 May 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: factory pressure felt in live trade
Sales held in recent days have witnessed prices ease on average by €5 to €10/head for hoggets and spring lambs.
1 May 2024 Markets
Farmer Writes: new challenges keep things fresh
James Strain takes on a new challenge of contract-rearing heifers for a local dairy farmer.
29 April 2024 Farmer Writes
NI Trends: improved weather slows cattle supplies; lamb prices pushing on
There is more life in the beef trade this week, as fieldwork sees cattle supplies temporarily slow. Lamb prices continue to rise, with a vibrant live trade.
24 April 2024 Markets
Lamb prices drive on as cattle trade holds firm
Factory prices for fat lambs and hoggets are up 20p/kg on last week, whereas cattle are a steady trade.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland