Weekly podcast: new REPS, sheep prices and organics
Barry Murphy
We get details on the new Agri-Environment Climate Measure to be rolled out to farmers, an update on sheep price market trends, Government climate negotiations and an organic farm walk.
8 June 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: mighty trade for heavy lambs in Kenmare
Factory and heavy lambs were in great demand in Kenmare Mart on Monday evening with lambs over 40kg performing best.
8 June 2022 Markets
NI Trends: steady demand for prime cattle and cows; lamb prices rise
Beef prices in Northern Ireland are holding firm, but there is more life for slaughter-fit lambs.
Spring lamb quotes rise to 650p/kg
Strong demand for lamb and a switch over from hoggets means local plants were eager for numbers this week.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep Trends: lambs now dominating kill profile
The lamb kill has gone from comprising 39% of the kill profile to 53%, while hoggets have reduced from 47.5% of the kill to just 34% of last week’s throughput.
25 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: quotes increase anywhere from 5c/kg to 25c/kg
Hogget quotes have rebounded strongly in plants which had reduced purchasing activity or dropped their base quotes significantly in recent weeks.
18 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: prices edge upwards by €3 to €5 per head
Demand for hoggets has intensified, with tight numbers adding competition to the trade, while spring lamb supplies are also failing to satisfy market demand.
18 May 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: Lamb and hogget quotes increase by 10c/kg
Kildare Chilling continues to set the pace in the sheep trade and is forcing other plants to follow suit in order to secure sales.
16 May 2022 Markets
Prices harden as most hoggets gone
Supplies of factory-fit hoggets are tailing off at pace, leading to higher prices on offer, write Kieran Mailey and Peter McCann.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep mart prices: lower entries creating more competition
Hogget throughput has reduced to a miniscule percentage of throughput, while spring lamb numbers have not increased to a level to satisfy strong market demand.
11 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: firm demand as kill falls by 8,576 head
Hogget throughout fell by in excess of 10,000 head last week and with demand holding relatively positive in the wake of the Ramadan festival, it is helping to keep a good floor under the trade.
4 May 2022 Markets
Sheep prices: hoggets similar with spring lamb prices 40c/kg higher year-on-year
Hogget base quotes of €7.00/kg to €7.10/kg are similar to 10c/kg higher, with supplies showing greater signs of tightening in recent days.
2 May 2022 Markets