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Agribusiness
China shields European sheepmeat market
Phelim O'Neill
Growing demand from China absorbs Australian and New Zealand sheepmeat exports leaving less supplies for UK and EU markets.
14 February 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: lamb quotes surpass the €7/kg mark
There has been further upward momentum as the week progresses, with Kildare Chilling adding another 10c/kg to its quote for Thursday.
12 February 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: base lamb quotes breach the €7/kg mark
Kildare Chilling is the first plant to quote a base of €7/kg following its 20c/kg increase in quotes for Tuesday’s kill.
Sheep Trends: tug-o-war on lamb prices
Factories are digging in on prices paid, but reports from the mart trade show good-quality lambs have moved ahead of factory sales and are encouraging higher numbers this direction.
7 February 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: factories digging in on price
Base quotes for Tuesday continue to range from €6.65/kg to €6.80/kg leaving starting prices for quality assured sheep in the region of €6.85/kg to €6.90/kg.
5 February 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: store lamb prices see significant lift amid tight supplies
Finishers and factory agents who have recently sold fat lambs are back out in force securing stores, with tight supplies driving prices upwards.
31 January 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: another solid start to week’s trading
Base quotes are solid at a range of €6.65/kg to €6.80/kg, leaving a significant number of lambs trading from €6.90/kg to €7.10/kg.
29 January 2024 Markets
Australian lamb price recovery continues
The average price of lambs in Australia has now increased by over €1.50/kg over the last six weeks, with steady rainfall renewing confidence in sheep production.
28 January 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: deals to be had on bigger batches
While base quotes in the main are unchanged reports indicate agents are keen to secure sales involving large numbers and prepared to pay well over base quotes.
24 January 2024 Markets
Bord Bia predicts carryover of 40,000 more lambs
The higher level of throughput is expected to meet a more positive trading environment with EU production predicted to fall by another 1.3% and religious festivals boosting demand.
24 January 2024 Markets
Bord Bia predicts carryover of 40,000 more lambs
The higher level of throughput is expected to meet a more positive trading environment with EU production predicted to fall by another 1.3% and religious festivals boosting demand.
19 January 2024 Markets
Sheep mart comment: welcome boost for all categories of sheep
Factory agents displayed more bite for fleshed lambs and cull ewes, while farmers and specialist finishers were much more active for store lambs.
17 January 2024 Markets