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Sheep price update: French lamb prices top €8/kg
Darren Carty
The latest market prices reported by Bord Bia show prices running from €1.30/kg to €2/kg ahead of prices in Spain, Ireland, Britain and Northern Ireland.
17 August 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: deals being done above base quotes
Factory base quotes for Thursday remain static, but reports of higher prices being paid to suppliers with greater negotiating power are leaving producer groups and other producers frustrated.
10 August 2022 Markets
Dairy Trends: China imports crashing but futures market prices rising
Wit record farmgate milk prices, Jack Kennedy looks at Chinese demand and the Futures Market for future signals.
Grain prices see a €70/t drop in recent weeks
Grain prices have now lost nearly all of the gains that volatility forced on the market following the invasion of Ukraine.
6 July 2022 News
Sheep Trends: kill on target to top 70,000 head
The Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha underpinned the largest level of throughput in recent years and this year will be no different, with factories working overtime to fill orders.
6 July 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: prices ease by 10c/kg to 20c/kg
Factories moved at the end of last week to pull prices back with base quotes for the start of this week ranging from €7.80/kg to €7.90/kg.
20 June 2022 News
Sheep Watch: 100% clearance rates common in sales
A number of mart managers report that demand is such that agents are keen not to let any sheep leave the yard unsold.
25 May 2022 Markets
Grain and dairy prices see the biggest jumps
How do market prices in NI for milk, livestock and grain compare to last year?
25 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep Trends: lambs now dominating kill profile
The lamb kill has gone from comprising 39% of the kill profile to 53%, while hoggets have reduced from 47.5% of the kill to just 34% of last week’s throughput.
25 May 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: spring lambs gain edge over hoggets
While hogget throughput remains relatively strong for the time of year, they have been overtaken in the kill profile by lambs.
23 May 2022 Markets
Tesco UK supports pig sector with £10m package
UK pig farmers who produce pigmeat for Tesco UK stores are set to receive further “accelerated and enhanced” payments until August.
17 May 2022 Pigs
Minister must come out of hiding on looming crisis
If the data from the Teagasc survey is reflective of decisions being taken across all suckler/beef and sheep farms, there is a real threat that we will see major market disruption in the months ahead.
27 April 2022 Editorial