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Sheep Trends: hogget quotes up 50c/kg to €7.60/kg base
Darren Carty
Kildare Chilling and the two Irish Country Meats plants in Camolin and Navan have all lifted base quotes to €7.60/kg, leaving opening quotes in the region of €7.80/kg.
28 February 2024 Viewpoints
Positive hogget prices - March records
Sheep prices – knock-on impact of record March hogget prices
21 February 2024 Markets
NI Trends: factories move to cut beef price; hogget prices surge to 650p/kg
There are mixed fortunes in the beef and sheep trade at NI plants, with cattle prices easing, but hoggets rising in value.
Sheep mart update: trade booming as hoggets top €180/head
Marts held since the start of the week have recorded a flying trade, with well-fleshed hoggets selling from €175 to €185 and hitting as high as €190 on occasion.
21 February 2024 Markets
Rampant hogget trade drives prices to 650p/kg
Hogget prices continue to rise in Northern Ireland with 650p/kg being paid at local plants this week
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep management: drafting ewe hoggets, SIS deadline and dog worrying
With hogget prices booming, it is good practice to review the quality of ewe hoggets on hand.
21 February 2024 Management
Hogget trade bursts into life
Factory base quotes are running €1.20/kg to €1.40/kg above the corresponding period in 2023 while mart prices are running anywhere from €25 to €40 per head higher.
21 February 2024 News
NI Trends: cattle quotes ease but prices steady; hogget prices move up
Factory quotes on prime cattle have eased, but deals are broadly unchanged. Hoggets continue to rise in value.
14 February 2024 Markets
NI Trends: factory prices holding firm for cattle; hogget trade improving
There is no change to factory prices on cattle at NI plants, but hoggets continue to see the trade improving.
7 February 2024 Markets
Upward price momentum continues for hoggets
Farmers selling hoggets should consider their marketing options, as a vibrant live ring is providing strong competition for good-quality animals.
7 February 2024 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: tight supplies put farmers on front foot; deals to be had on hoggets
With factory agents wanting cattle, farmers in NI are well placed to negotiate for higher prices. The hogget trade is also positive, with deals to be made.
31 January 2024 Markets
Beef and sheep prices lagging behind Britain
Farmers in Britain are receiving significantly higher prices for prime cattle and hoggets, compared to finishers in NI.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland