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In pictures: lambs sell to €201 for 51kg in Ballinasloe
Darren Carty
The keenest demand on the evening was recorded for fleshed ram lambs with the standout price being €198 paid for a batch of 10 weighing 46.5kg.
12 June 2024 Markets
Sheep mart report: agents fitter for larger entries
Sale entries are running significantly higher in many marts, with prices steady-to-stronger on the back of buying for the Eid al-Adha festival.
5 June 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: factory pressure reflected in lamb prices
Marts have recorded prices reducing anywhere from €3 to €8/head, with significant variation apparent between sales and influenced by numbers on offer or buyer competition.
Sheep mart prices: lamb prices ease by €3 to €8 per head
Agents have been keen to try to ease prices in line with factory quotes, while those buying lambs for live export have been quieter this week.
29 May 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: live export activity boosts lamb prices
The interest from live exporters has occurred amid tight supplies and is fuelling increased competition among buyers.
22 May 2024 Markets
In pictures: lambs sell to €5/kg in Dowra Mart
There was a lightning trade for lambs and hoggets, with competition boosted by live export buying and demand outstripping supplies.
21 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.
20 May 2024 Markets
Sheep mart comment: agents keener for lambs and hoggets
With numbers remaining tight and more competition between factories, agents have been willing to compete with greater intensity in recent days.
15 May 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: tight numbers maintaining floor under base quotes
Base quotes for spring lambs are in the region of €9.30/kg or a starting price of €9.40/kg to €9.50/kg for quality assured lambs.
13 May 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: agents keen but more cautious buying
It is clear that factories want to increase throughput, with agents keen not to let sheep home unsold, but also not willing to get caught up in heated bidding exchanges.
8 May 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: factory pressure felt in live trade
Sales held in recent days have witnessed prices ease on average by €5 to €10/head for hoggets and spring lambs.
1 May 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: cull ewes set the headlines in Blessington
The standout prices were €200 to €250 paid for heavy ewes, but the trade for light ewes was equally impressive.
24 April 2024 Markets