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Northern Ireland
Breeding hoggets average over £200
Kieran Mailey
Breeding sheep sales are in full swing with record prices for Suffolk Cheviot hoggets and ewe lambs in Ballymena.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Factories cut NI lamb price to 500p/kg
Sheep processors in Northern Ireland have made further cuts to lamb prices, with quotes down to 500p/kg.
Store lamb trade gets off to a flyer
The first store lamb sales were held during the past week and prices are off to a strong start
Watch: grass growth powers on as managing quality becomes priority
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
10 June 2022 News
Camera at the Mart: mighty trade for heavy lambs in Kenmare
Factory and heavy lambs were in great demand in Kenmare Mart on Monday evening with lambs over 40kg performing best.
8 June 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: trade passing June bank holiday in solid manner
The June bank holiday weekend was traditionally a period where significant pressure was applied on the trade but this has not been the case for the last two seasons.
6 June 2022 Markets
Spring lamb quotes rise to 650p/kg
Strong demand for lamb and a switch over from hoggets means local plants were eager for numbers this week.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Camera at the Mart: €175 going rate for heavy lambs in Mountbellew Mart
The trade in last Saturday’s sale was brisk for all fleshed lambs, with lighter lambs selling to a top price per kilo of €3.76/kg for 44.5kg lambs selling for €163.
1 June 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: well-fleshed lambs in high demand
Lamb prices topped €173/head in Ballymote on Tuesday evening, with a buoyant trade for all sheep classes throughout.
1 June 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: more lambs but kill unchanged
Some producer groups are reporting lamb numbers rising by anywhere from 50% to 100% on last week, while hogget numbers continue to follow a sharp seasonal decline.
1 June 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: Lamb and hogget quotes increase by 10c/kg
Kildare Chilling continues to set the pace in the sheep trade and is forcing other plants to follow suit in order to secure sales.
16 May 2022 Markets
NI trends: finished cattle prices continue to rise; sheep trade hardens
Factory prices for finished cattle in Northern Ireland continue to edge upwards, while tighter supplies has seen improved demand for sheep.
11 May 2022 Markets