Northern Ireland
Live exports underpin NI lamb trade
Kieran Mailey
Despite local factory moves to cut prices, a weak sterling is leaving NI lambs an attractive option for Republic of Ireland buyers.
28 September 2016 Markets
Lamb prices hold firm as supplies remain tight
Mart prices for factory-fit lambs are holding firm this week, while ewe prices increase by €2 to €5/head.
21 September 2016 Markets
Tighter supplies steadies lamb prices
Tighter supplies of factory-fit lambs has seen lamb prices hold steady, despite efforts to pull lamb prices late last week. Factory fit lambs are selling from €95 to €105/head.
Lamb prices holding steady
There has been little movement in lamb prices this week, despite early fears of a price drop on the back of reduced factory demand.
14 September 2016 Markets
Irish sheep price €1/kg behind France
In 2016, prices for sheep in Ireland have averaged €5.02/kg, just over €1/kg less than price in its main export market of France.
24 August 2016 News
NI lamb prices jump 50p/kg in under a week
Lamb prices in Northern Ireland have increased 50p/kg to £4.15/kg as supplies have severely tightened in recent days.
29 June 2016 News
Lamb prices down at Kilrea Mart
Lamb prices have fallen by £3 to £4/head at Kilrea Livestock Mart this week. Average prices are £79 (€100) to £80/head (€102) for fat lambs.
15 June 2016 Markets
Camera at the Mart special - strong lamb trade in Stirling
This week, a special Camera at the mart comes from Stirling Mart, Scotland. A good showing of lambs was met with a firm trade and an average sale price of €2.47/kg.
15 June 2016 Markets
Sheep trends: sharp increase in factory demand for lambs
Processors have been very active in sourcing lambs this week. Quotes have increased to €5.40/kg to €5.50/kg, with prices paid of €5.50/kg to €5.65/kg widespread.
1 June 2016 Markets
IFA welcomes funding for sheep sector and ANCs
The IFA will be working with the new Government on the implementation of the funding measures.
11 May 2016 News
More life entering the market
Sheep markets have stabilised and are turning a corner, with supplies of hoggets tightening and spring lambs not yet ready to replace throughput.
4 May 2016 Markets
Sheep prices: Lamb prices reach €5/kg despite processor resistance
€5/kg was commonly paid for lambs killed in mid-week despite processors trying to talk the trade down in an effort to keep a lid on price.
12 November 2014 Markets