NI Trends: plants increase prime cattle and cow quotes; lamb prices pushing on
Kieran Mailey
Beef prices in Northern Ireland remain buoyant, as quotes on prime cattle and cull cows continue to rise. The sheep trade is also improving, with lamb quotes up 15p/kg.
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.
4 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.
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
Sheep Watch: trickier trade as week progresses
The spring lamb and cull ewe trades have witnessed prices easing back on last week’s highs, with purchasing activity for the Easter and Ramadan festivals subsiding.
13 April 2022 Markets
First spring lamb quotes at 650p/kg
The first quotes on spring lambs are available this week as butchers and wholesalers look to source numbers for the Easter market.
6 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep Trends: higher prices attracting bigger numbers
Last week’s sheep kill increased by over 4,000 head to reach 58,855, with throughput some 16,501 head above the corresponding week in 2021.
6 April 2022 Markets
SheepWatch: another positive week for mart sales
Prices for lambs have held steady, while cull ewes have received a price boost and ewe hoggets continue to meet strong demand from farmers looking to source replacements early.
26 May 2021 Markets
Limited supplies boosts NI lamb trade
Prices for spring lambs are rising in NI as numbers experience a temporary period of tighter supply.
19 May 2021 Northern Ireland
Sheep price update: trade holding firm with more life in cases
Demand has held strong over the weekend, with agents active in sourcing lambs and mart sales beginning the week in a solid manner.
17 May 2021 Markets
Sheep Trends: price deals on offer as supplies tighten
Farmers with slaughter-fit lambs to sell are urged to price around, as factory agents are extremely keen to source numbers.
12 May 2021 Markets
Sheep Trends: tighter supplies underpin lamb prices
Processing demand is outstripping supply in the sheep trade and as factory agents compete for stock, hogget and lamb prices are hardening.
5 May 2021 Markets