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Pre-empting the best demand for sheepmeat in 2023
Darren Carty
The religious festivals of Eid al-Adha, Easter and Ramadan all bolster demand for sheepmeat to varying degrees.
15 May 2022 News
UK sheep production up 22% in April
Total production of 24,300t was 4,400t higher year-on-year with the lamb kill totalling just over one million head.
4 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: firm demand as kill falls by 8,576 head
Hogget throughout fell by in excess of 10,000 head last week and with demand holding relatively positive in the wake of the Ramadan festival, it is helping to keep a good floor under the trade.
Strong sales for Ramadan festival helping the trade
The trade is holding solid despite attempts by factories to ease hogget prices back.
4 May 2022 News
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
Another big sheep kill on the cards
With the ending of Ramadan falling in close proximity to the Easter trade factories are happy to continue to operate at high throughput levels to satisfy strong demand.
20 April 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: focus reverts to Ramadan festival
Buying for the festival will remain strong over the next week and will provide a strong floor under the trade and underpin demand at a time of relatively high levels of throughput.
20 April 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: attention turns to Ramadan
The normal lull in demand which follows the Easter trade should not be as apparent this year given the end of Ramadan is approaching fast at the end of the month.
18 April 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: trickier trade as week progresses
The spring lamb and cull ewe trades have witnessed prices easing back on last week’s highs, with purchasing activity for the Easter and Ramadan festivals subsiding.
13 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
UK lamb prices gaining upward momentum
The SQQ price for hoggets has increased by 7p/kg on the week previous, with demand boosted by the religious festivals of Ramadan and Easter.
9 April 2022 Markets