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Bord Bia predicts carryover of 40,000 more lambs
Darren Carty
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
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.
10 January 2024 News
Value of Irish food exports drops slightly in difficult 2023
Ireland exported €16.4bn of food, drink and horticulture produce last year, according to Bord Bia estimates.
Sheepmeat imports fall by 2,734t or 36% in 2023
The latest data available for the period January to November shows a sharp decline in import volumes from Britain and Northern Ireland.
10 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
Spanish lamb prices hit €8.90/kg
Prices have surpassed the French market, where farmgate lamb prices are running in the region of €8.53/kg.
25 November 2023 News
UK sheepmeat imports from Australia increase by 270t in September
The rise in imports was balanced by imports in from New Zealand falling by 330t when compared with September 2022 and running 410t lower than in August 2023.
18 November 2023 News
Challenging year predicted for NZ red meat sector
New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers are expected to see farm profit drop by 31% on the back of continued high costs, high interest rates and inflationary pressure.
15 November 2023 Markets
Chinese sheepmeat imports up 50,000t in first half of 2023
Import volumes have increased significantly, but still remain lower than previous years, with the knock-on consequences of COVID-19 still being felt.
4 November 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