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Northern Ireland
Spring lamb quotes rise to 650p/kg
Kieran Mailey
Strong demand for lamb and a switch over from hoggets means local plants were eager for numbers this week.
1 June 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: €175 going rate for heavy lambs in Mountbellew Mart
The trade in last Saturday’s sale was brisk for all fleshed lambs, with lighter lambs selling to a top price per kilo of €3.76/kg for 44.5kg lambs selling for €163.
1 June 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: more lambs but kill unchanged
Some producer groups are reporting lamb numbers rising by anywhere from 50% to 100% on last week, while hogget numbers continue to follow a sharp seasonal decline.
NI Trends: plants increase prime cattle and cow quotes; lamb prices pushing on
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.
18 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 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
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