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Sheep mart prices: lamb prices increase by €4 to €10/head
Darren Carty
The scale of the increase is influenced by the extent of the reduction in recent weeks, with markets adjusting to improved demand and prices rebounding.
3 August 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: big variation in lamb and ewe prices
The majority of marts have witnessed prices at the upper end of the market for lambs ease back to €140 to €145, while some marts with a vibrant butcher trade are recording excellent prices.
27 July 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: fleshed lambs in tight supply
Butcher buyers are inserting competition into the trade for well-fleshed lambs, with a significant percentage of lambs on offer short on flesh for butcher buyers.
Sheep price update: mart trade providing the most positives
Mart managers report agents were keen to source lambs in sales held over the weekend and on Monday, with supplies of fleshed lambs in short supplies.
25 July 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: hogget sales starting brightly
An entry of over 150 hoggets met firm demand in Carnew Mart on Thursday last, but prices were influenced greatly by quality.
20 July 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: another hit as quotes fall 20c/kg
Base quotes are starting the week in the region of €6.80/kg, with mart prices also losing ground in recent days.
18 July 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: entries much lower week-on-week
Farmers targeting increased demand for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha pushed out higher numbers last week leaving significantly lower levels of throughput this week.
13 July 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: trade in expected lull period
Factories have reduced base lamb quotes on Monday by 10c/kg, while supplies coming on stream have dropped sharply following last week’s insatiable appetite.
11 July 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: lamb prices recover by €5/ head in Loughrea
An increase in factory agent demand on the back of buying for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha regained half of the price cuts experienced by farmers in the previous week.
6 July 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: more bite lifts prices by €1 to €3/head
Factory agents have displayed a greater appetite for lambs since the end of last week, with prices steady to €3 to €5 higher, depending on the previous week’s trade.
6 July 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: plenty of life in lamb trade in Raphoe
While prices eased by €4 to €6/head on the previous week, agents were keen to get their hands on numbers and this kept a good deal of bite in the trade.
29 June 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: mart trade providing some positives
Many mart managers report that while average prices have eased anywhere from €4 to €7 per head, prices are holding better than anticipated given the reduction in factory quotes.
29 June 2022 Markets