Cow kill hits 20-year high as factories scramble for cattle
Darren Carty
Last week’s cow kill was the highest weekly throughput of cows in over 20 years, with numbers boosted by culling in an expanding dairy herd and a continued decline in the suckler herd.
30 November 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: record entries and prices at Kanturk
Kanturk Mart hosted its largest ever fat stock show and sale this week and trade was on fire.
30 November 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: big jump in numbers in Tuam Mart
There were 1,300 lambs and over 200 cull ewes on offer, with a vibrant trade in recent weeks and keen demand from factory agents enticing more farmers to show sheep live.
Sheep mart prices: higher prices enticing numbers to marts
Many mart managers reported an unexpected increase in the number of sheep on offer, with some producers taking advantage of a vibrant trade and opting to show sheep live.
30 November 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: store prices rise €75/head in three weeks
The tightening of supply in marts continues to boost trade, with store cattle running as much as €110/head up on prices at the beginning of November.
30 November 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: base quotes unchanged as mart prices firm
Base quotes are starting the week at a range of €6.35/kg to €6.50/kg, while mart prices continue to edge upwards, with fleshed lambs selling from €100 to €108 over the weight.
28 November 2022 Markets
View from the marts: fleshed lambs up €8 to €10 but light lambs struggle
The 20c/kg to 30c/kg increase in factory prices has ignited the live trade, with factory agents locking horns with butcher buyers.
23 November 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: improved dead trade fuelling live trade
The trade for finished lambs has increased anywhere from €4 to €10 on the previous week, with factory agents displaying a much keener appetite for finished lambs.
23 November 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: feedlot buyers return ringside
Tightening numbers being offered for sale, as well as the return of feedlot and Northern buyers ringside, is playing into the seller’s hand at the moment. Declan Marren reports.
23 November 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: forward fatstock on fire in Clogher
Adam Woods reports from Clogher Valley Mart’s annual show and sale of fatstock cattle on Monday night.
23 November 2022 Markets
Top of €3,800 at Ballyhibben Charollais reduction sale
The sale recorded a clearance rate of 95%, with just five of the one hundred sheep offered unsold on the day.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
Sheep price update: top lamb prices hit €6.70/kg to €6.80/kg
Prices jumped over the weekend and by 20c/kg to 30c/kg on Monday, with all factories becoming much more anxious for stock, leaving agents battling it out for lambs.
21 November 2022 Markets