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.
Factories move to cut sheep prices
Sheep processors are applying price pressure on hoggets and lambs ahead of the May bank holiday weekend.
24 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.
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
Beef and hogget prices holding firm
Factory prices remain unchanged for prime cattle and hoggets over the Easter period.
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Booming spring lamb trade in marts
Hogget quotes are starting from €8.50/kg and heading towards €9/kg, spring lamb prices in marts are booming and the cull ewe trade has ignited.
20 March 2024 Markets