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Sheep
Denis Carroll elected new chair of Sheep Ireland board
Darren Carty
The sheep and dairy farmer from Kerry takes over from outgoing chair Alex Clarke, Texel sheep breeder from Meath.
29 May 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: greater focus placed on lambs
Factories have pulled hogget quotes or stopped offering an official quote and are disseminating a message that they want to focus on lambs from now onwards.
20 May 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: firm trade with quotes for QA lamb opening at €9.50/kg
While the number of lambs coming on stream is slowly increasing, it is failing to compensate for hogget throughput following its seasonal decline.
Sheep Trends: differential of up to 50c/kg emerging
A two-tiered trading system appears to be developing, with specialist finishers and agents handling very large numbers securing up to 40c to 50c/kg above quoted prices.
21 February 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: trade heats up as hoggets top €180/head
Marts held on Monday recorded a vibrant trade, while the factory trade has also increased, with base quotes up 10c/kg to 20c/kg.
19 February 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: base lamb quotes breach the €7/kg mark
Kildare Chilling is the first plant to quote a base of €7/kg following its 20c/kg increase in quotes for Tuesday’s kill.
12 February 2024 Markets
Power in numbers for Longford Cattle Producer Group
Adam Woods visits Longford Cattle producer group member Oisin Farrell in Co Longford
24 January 2024 Grass & feeding
Sheep Trends: lamb quotes rise by 10c/kg
Quotes for quality assured lambs range from €6.75/kg to €6.80/kg, with growing numbers trading from €6.80/kg to €6.95/kg and top prices exceeding €7/kg.
17 January 2024 Markets
Christmas schedule for lamb processing
Plants are working as normal in the week leading up to Christmas with minimum disruption thereafter, with the majority of plants closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
17 December 2023 Markets