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Factories undermining sheep sector with attempted price cuts - IFA
Niamh Murphy
IFA sheep chair Adrian Gallagher called on factories to be responsible in their pricing of lambs and hoggets and to maximise returns from the marketplace for sheep farmers.
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.
15 May 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: more life as Northern trade rebounds
Base quotes in factories in Ireland are largely similar, but quotes in plants in Northern Ireland have rebounded strongly, rising by 20p/kg to 30p/kg in some plants.
Beef prices edge up as lamb trade eases
Finished cattle are a slowly improving trade within NI, although lamb prices are easing.
NI Trends: price deals to be made on prime cattle; lamb price steadies
Good-quality in-spec cattle are getting harder to source and there are deals to be made. After an electric start to the trade, lamb prices have steadied this week.
1 May 2024 Markets
Grass buyers light up cattle trade
Better weather has brought renewed confidence to the cattle and sheep trade this week.
24 April 2024 Markets
Spring lamb prices reach €10/kg as quotes jump
Base quotes for quality assured lambs have increased by 20c/kg to 30c/kg and are now averaging around €9.70/kg, with those handling big numbers pushing returns upwards of €10/kg.
24 April 2024 Markets
Keeping the neighbours guessing
The Dealer was reminded this week that you really can't beat neighborhood politics.
24 April 2024 Dealer
Sheep Trends: trade flying as prices up 20c/kg to 30c/kg
Lamb prices are climbing towards €10/kg for a growing number of producers, while hogget quotes are hot on its heels, with the differential narrowing further.
24 April 2024 Markets
Lamb prices drive on as cattle trade holds firm
Factory prices for fat lambs and hoggets are up 20p/kg on last week, whereas cattle are a steady trade.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep Trends: hoggets and lambs up 20c/kg to 30c/kg
There has also been some upward movement in carcase weights, with the two Irish Country Meats plants increasing their carcase weight limit to 21kg.
17 April 2024 Markets
A quiet mart day in Argentina
The Canuelas facility runs 20,000hd through its rings on a busy sale, and close to 14,000hd usually.
17 April 2024 Dealer