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Sheep Trends: quotes increase anywhere from 5c/kg to 25c/kg
Darren Carty
Hogget quotes have rebounded strongly in plants which had reduced purchasing activity or dropped their base quotes significantly in recent weeks.
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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.
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
Sheep price update: trade steady with hogget supplies remaining strong
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.
25 April 2022 Markets
Sheep trends update: another kill in the region of 60,000 head expected
Throughput at present is running significantly higher than normal, with factories keen to maximise numbers and satisfy firm demand boosted by the religious festivals of Ramadan and Easter.
11 April 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: higher prices attracting bigger numbers
Last week’s sheep kill increased by over 4,000 head to reach 58,855, with throughput some 16,501 head above the corresponding week in 2021.
6 April 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: sharper trade as cull ewes increase by €5 to €10
A number of marts held on Monday reported cull ewe prices increasing by €5 to €10 or even greater in cases.
28 March 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: cull ewes hit top prices of €4/kg
Tight supplies are being compounded by a number of buyers very active in the market for ewes for exporting live and inserting strong competition into the market.
23 March 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: mart sales steady to €1-€2 stronger
With the exception of last Thursday mart sales have been running as normal and agents have been equally active despite two days less slaughtering in factories last week.
21 March 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: hogget base quotes lift by 10c/kg to 25c/kg
The two Irish Country Meats plants have increased their base quotes by 25c/kg on last week, while Kildare Chilling has increased its base quote by 10c/kg.
9 March 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: increases evident in mart sales
Mart managers are reporting greater bite in the trade and prices rising by €3 to €5/head on average.
7 March 2022 Markets