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Sheep price update: another solid start to week’s trading
Darren Carty
Base quotes are solid at a range of €6.65/kg to €6.80/kg, leaving a significant number of lambs trading from €6.90/kg to €7.10/kg.
24 January 2024 Markets
NI Trends: price boost on prime cattle and cows; hoggets up 20p/kg
There are plenty of positives within the beef and sheep trade in Northern Ireland.
24 January 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: roaring trade for all classes of sheep in Cahir
Shanon Kinahan reports from the weekly sheep sale in Cahir Mart, where there was a lot of confidence in the sheep trade.
In pictures: solid sheep trade at Swatragh Mart
The weekly sale of fat sheep in Swatragh Mart saw prices holding steady, with strong demand for heavy-fleshed lots.
24 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep price update: mart sales continue to grab the headlines
Kilkenny Mart auctioneer George Candler reports that the mart attendance on Monday included a lot of disappointed buyers unable to fill their orders due to ‘smaller numbers and an electric trade’.
22 January 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: prices firm with more going in cases
Reports indicate that factories are keen to tie into deals with finishers handling large numbers and regular sellers, with numbers tighter in the market.
15 January 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: consider all options when marketing lambs
There is significant variation in prices paid between and within factories, while a lively mart trade is providing more options for farmers struggling to negotiate with factory agents.
10 January 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: strong entries didn't deflect from solid trade in Dowra
Dowra Mart didn't delay in returning to its weekly sheep sales for 2024. The first sale back was met with a very sharp trade, Shanon Kinahan writes.
10 January 2024 Markets
NI Trends: beef prices keep edging upwards; strong live trade for hoggets
There is plenty of new year positivity within the beef and sheep trade in Northern Ireland.
3 January 2024 Markets
New Year optimism for beef and sheep
The short term outlook for the beef and sheep sectors during the early stages of 2024 is positive
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Making the most of what the Dublin Cattle Market offered
A northside Dubliner by birth, Paddy Gernon – who died earlier this month – was a successful live exporter who shipped thousands of cattle to Britain, the Continent and beyond.
26 December 2023 News
NI Trends: beef price boost with tight supplies; lamb trade unchanged
The beef trade in Northern Ireland is finishing 2023 on a positive, with prices continuing to rise. Lamb quotes are unchanged, with steady demand.
20 December 2023 Markets