Camera at the Mart: cull ewes competing against spring lamb in Ballinrobe
Martin Merrick
Cull ewes in Ballinrobe’s weekly sheep sale surpassed spring lamb prices on occasion. Martin Merrick reports.
8 May 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: agents keen but more cautious buying
It is clear that factories want to increase throughput, with agents keen not to let sheep home unsold, but also not willing to get caught up in heated bidding exchanges.
1 May 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: factory pressure felt in live trade
Sales held in recent days have witnessed prices ease on average by €5 to €10/head for hoggets and spring lambs.
Sheep price update: pressure on hoggets as spring lambs strengthen
Factories have moved to try to take control of the hogget trade, with quotes reduced, while spring lamb base quotes have increased by 10c/kg.
29 April 2024 Markets
Spring lamb prices reach €10/kg as quotes jump
Base quotes for quality assured lambs have increased by 20c/kg to 30c/kg and are now averaging around €9.70/kg, with those handling big numbers pushing returns upwards of €10/kg.
24 April 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: trade flying as prices up 20c/kg to 30c/kg
Lamb prices are climbing towards €10/kg for a growing number of producers, while hogget quotes are hot on its heels, with the differential narrowing further.
24 April 2024 Markets
NI Trends: improved weather slows cattle supplies; lamb prices pushing on
There is more life in the beef trade this week, as fieldwork sees cattle supplies temporarily slow. Lamb prices continue to rise, with a vibrant live trade.
24 April 2024 Markets
Spring lambs soar to record price highs
Rampant demand for spring lambs have sent prices soaring to record levels in NI.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: prime cattle quotes edge up to 466p/kg, spring lambs in demand
The beef trade is steady in Northern Ireland, but quotes have moved up 2p/kg, while demand for spring lamb and hoggets remains extremely strong.
17 April 2024 Markets
Sheep mart comment: supplies failing to satisfy buyer demand
Prices have increased by another €3 to €5/head in the last week, with agents dipping into the live trade to try to compensate for low supplies
17 April 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: hoggets rise by another 10c/kg
Hoggets are trading in greater volumes above €9/kg, while top prices for spring lambs are as high as €9.70/kg to €9.80/kg.
10 April 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: hoggets rise by another 10c/kg
Base prices for Tuesday are in the region of €8.80/kg, with a high percentage of hoggets now trading above €9/kg, with demand outstripping supplies.
8 April 2024 Markets