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EU sheepmeat production falls by 6% in 2023
Darren Carty
End-of-year figures published by the AHDB shows production falling by some 26,000t to 398,000t, which explains the current high level of demand in the market.
24 February 2024 Markets
UK sheep price increases 'never seen before'
Currently at £7/kg (€8.20/kg), the AHDB reports that UK sheep prices have never before experienced such an elevated period of higher farmgate returns during January and February.
Positive start to 2024 for beef and sheep markets
Bord Bia sheepmeat and livestock manager Seamus McMenamin and beef sector manager Mark Zeig analyse beef and sheep markets.
Bord Bia predicts carryover of 40,000 more lambs
The higher level of throughput is expected to meet a more positive trading environment with EU production predicted to fall by another 1.3% and religious festivals boosting demand.
24 January 2024 Markets
Bord Bia predicts carryover of 40,000 more lambs
The higher level of throughput is expected to meet a more positive trading environment with EU production predicted to fall by another 1.3% and religious festivals boosting demand.
19 January 2024 Markets
EU sheepmeat production continues to fall
The latest figures released by the European Commission show EU sheepmeat production falling by 5.9% or 25,719t for the first 10 months of 2023.
13 January 2024 Markets
Decline in EU sheep numbers to slow
Both exports and imports of sheepmeat are expected to grow in the EU out to 2035.
13 December 2023 News
UK sheepmeat production increases by 10% to 25,200t in October
While production rose significantly compared with September levels, it remains below the five-year trend and reflects slower drafting of lambs this season.
2 December 2023 Markets
EU sheep production falling but imports growing
The European Commission predict that sheep and goat production will fall by 1.8% in 2023 and a further 1% in 2024 while imports will increase by over 10% in 2023 and a further 4.5% in 2024.
1 November 2023 News
EU sheepmeat exports fall 13% - Commission
European Commission analysis of the EU sheep market found that consumption will stay stable this year, but exports will be back.
18 October 2023 News
EU sheepmeat production falls 6.1% to July 2023
Irish sheepmeat production bucked the trend, with production for the first seven months of 2023 increasing by 4.5%.
15 October 2023 News