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Sheep Trends: more signs of life in lamb trade
Darren Carty
While base quotes have not changed, there is more life in the trade, with some producer groups and regular sellers handling larger numbers securing 10c/kg to 15c/kg higher prices.
31 August 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: further pressure as kill exceeds 60,000 head
Factories have reduced lamb prices by in the region of 20c/kg in recent days, with base quotes falling to €6/kg and on a par with 2021 levels.
24 August 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: factories move to pull prices
Base quotes for Thursday have been pulled by 5c/kg to 10c/kg, with prices at the higher end of the market also said to be coming under pressure.
Sheep prices: further pressure as base quotes cut by 20c/kg
The reduction leaves most plants starting the week offering a base quote of €6.30/kg plus their representative quality assurance bonuses.
1 August 2022 Markets
€30m biomethane facility to be built in Cork
The project could see 20 local farm-based biomethane producer groups heating some 64,000 homes.
Sheep Trends: more lambs but kill unchanged
Some producer groups are reporting lamb numbers rising by anywhere from 50% to 100% on last week, while hogget numbers continue to follow a sharp seasonal decline.
1 June 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: trade solid as lamb numbers climb
Some producer groups are reporting lamb numbers rising by anywhere from 50% to 100% on last week, while hogget numbers continue to follow a sharp seasonal decline.
30 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
Sheep Trends: quotes increase anywhere from 5c/kg to 25c/kg
Hogget quotes have rebounded strongly in plants which had reduced purchasing activity or dropped their base quotes significantly in recent weeks.
18 May 2022 Markets
Greater management of dairy herd needed, says Dawn Meats executive
Too many calves not suitable for beef, says Dawn Meats executive at Fine Gael conference.
7 May 2022 News
Sheep prices: hoggets similar with spring lamb prices 40c/kg higher year-on-year
Hogget base quotes of €7.00/kg to €7.10/kg are similar to 10c/kg higher, with supplies showing greater signs of tightening in recent days.
2 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: Ramadan keeping strong floor under trade
Hoggets continue to trade in a price range from €7.25/kg to €7.50/kg, while there is also variation in the spring lamb trade, with prices ranging from €8/kg to €8.20/kg in the main.
27 April 2022 Markets