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Sheep price update: hogget quotes jump by 30c/kg to 35c/kg
Darren Carty
Kildare Chilling has increased its base quote by 30c/kg to a base of €7.50/kg plus 10c/kg QA, while the two ICM plants have increased their base quote by 35c/kg to a base of €7.40/kg plus 20c/kg QA.
21 February 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: differential of up to 50c/kg emerging
A two-tiered trading system appears to be developing, with specialist finishers and agents handling very large numbers securing up to 40c to 50c/kg above quoted prices.
21 February 2024 Markets
Sheep mart update: trade booming as hoggets top €180/head
Marts held since the start of the week have recorded a flying trade, with well-fleshed hoggets selling from €175 to €185 and hitting as high as €190 on occasion.
Hogget trade bursts into life
Factory base quotes are running €1.20/kg to €1.40/kg above the corresponding period in 2023 while mart prices are running anywhere from €25 to €40 per head higher.
21 February 2024 News
Sheep price update: trade heats up as hoggets top €180/head
Marts held on Monday recorded a vibrant trade, while the factory trade has also increased, with base quotes up 10c/kg to 20c/kg.
19 February 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: factories digging in on price
Base quotes for Tuesday continue to range from €6.65/kg to €6.80/kg leaving starting prices for quality assured sheep in the region of €6.85/kg to €6.90/kg.
5 February 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: lamb quotes rise by 10c/kg
Quotes for quality assured lambs range from €6.75/kg to €6.80/kg, with growing numbers trading from €6.80/kg to €6.95/kg and top prices exceeding €7/kg.
17 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
Reports from mart sales on Monday are vibrant, with prices rising by €4 to €10 per head on pre-Christmas levels and providing more options for farmers.
8 January 2024 Markets
2023 sheep kill falls by 48,816 head on 2022 levels
An increase of 78,693 hoggets was offset by a 74,108 reduction in the lamb kill and 53,412 fewer ewes and rams processed.
6 January 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: sharper start to 2024 lamb trade
Lambs quotes have started the year 10c/kg higher than before the Christmas break, with base quotes ranging from €6.45/kg to €6.60/kg plus the respective quality assurance bonuses.
3 January 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: Steady finish to 2023 as prices remain static
The year is drawing to a conclusion with lamb prices ranging in the main from €6.55/kg to €6.70/kg.
27 December 2023 Markets