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‘No rationale’ to weakened lamb prices - IFA
Barry Murphy
The IFA has warned sheep factories that they must reflect market value in the prices they pay farmers at this “critical” time of year.
30 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: live cattle ring underpins factory prices; lamb trade steadies
Finished cattle remain a positive trade in Northern Ireland, with added competition from the live ring. Prices are holding firm for fat lambs.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Fat lamb prices rise to 560p/kg
Demand for fat lambs remains solid and prices have increased to 560p/kg for the main run of animals sold direct for slaughter.
Black Beauties hit 5500gns in Blessington
Adam Woods reports from the Black Beauties sale in Blessington Mart.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
NI Trends: finished cattle prices edging upwards; price boost for lamb trade
Factory prices on finished cattle are edging upwards in Northern Ireland and there is positive moves in the sheep trade.
23 November 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: firm trade for quality store lambs in Drumshanbo
As sale numbers begin their seasonal decline, the demand for decent quality store lambs remains with those more forward being in highest demand.
16 November 2022 Markets
‘We should get into sheep milking in a big way’ – Nuffield scholar
A sheep milk sector could take advantage of Ireland’s grass-based production models and afford farmers equal income to bovine dairying, with lower environmental impact, says a Nuffield scholar.
16 November 2022 News
Caught out by summer of lacklustre lamb
A decision to stop dosing lambs for coccidiosis has come back to haunt Derek Robinson.
9 November 2022 Farmer Writes
NI Trends: beef prices hold firm as kill hits record levels; lamb trade robust
Cattle throughput at NI abattoirs reached record levels last week, but prices are holding firm. The lamb trade is also seeing robust demand underpinning prices.
9 November 2022 Markets
Sheep prices 23c/kg behind this time last year - IFA
The IFA has said that urgent support is needed to secure the future of the sheep sector.
9 November 2022 News
INHFA warns of deepening crisis in wool sector
There has been a collapse in the wool market, according to the INHFA.
8 November 2022 News
NI Trends: Christmas kill underpins beef trade; lamb price improves at marts
The beef trade in Northern Ireland remains rock solid, as processors focus on the Christmas trade. Lamb prices are rising in the live ring.
2 November 2022 Markets