NI Trends: prime cattle quotes increase to 468p/kg; lamb prices rebound
Kieran Mailey
There are positive price trends for finished cattle and sheep in Northern Ireland this week, with quotes rising and deals on offer.
Lamb prices rebound as plants reverse cuts
Tight supplies and a strong live trade has seen factories reversing last week's cuts to lamb prices.
13 May 2024 News
Five lambs stolen in Co Kerry
The lambs were taken from a farm at Bunglasha North, Glencar, Co Kerry, between 1 and 4 May 2024.
Getting on top of scald before it takes hold
The change in weather is said to be giving rise to a higher incidence of scald in young lambs.
10 May 2024 Markets
Watch: milking up to 300 organic ewes at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece
Michalis Avdanas and Catherina Kelliga milk 300 ewes in Elassóna, Greece. The farm started out with just 40 sheep and there are future plans to expand the flock to 500. Anne O’Donoghue reports.
8 May 2024 Feature
Camera at the Mart: smaller numbers but strong prices in Ballina
Mayo-Sligo Mart's Tuesday sheep sale has approached its annual lull in numbers, with the transition from hoggets to spring lambs, but prices remain firm.
8 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
My Farming Week: Seán Conneely, Bunatubber, Corrandulla, Co Galway
Seán Conneely farms with his father in Bunatober, Co Galway. Originally a suckler and sheep farm, they are converting to dairy.
8 May 2024 News
Several sheep killed in dog attack in Louth
Kill described as "a direct result of irresponsible dog ownership" by council.
7 May 2024 News
Factories move to cut sheep prices
Sheep processors are applying price pressure on hoggets and lambs ahead of the May bank holiday weekend.
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