‘Body of work' needed on 70% of organic lambs leaking into conventional markets
Anne O'Donoghue
Organic specialist at Teagasc Joe Kelleher said organic hill sheep farmers need to be able to send lambs across the country to be finished.
14 February 2024 Markets
Sheep mart comment: prices edge upwards as competition intensifies
The gap between mart and factory prices had narrowed following an increase in factory quotes, but reports indicate prices are edging upwards again as agents lock horns for sheep.
7 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: sheep up €2 to €5/head in Blessington
Tuesday’s sale recorded a sharper trade across all classes, including slaughter-fit lambs and ewes and store lambs.
Sheep mart prices: store lamb prices see significant lift amid tight supplies
Finishers and factory agents who have recently sold fat lambs are back out in force securing stores, with tight supplies driving prices upwards.
31 January 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: roaring trade for all classes of sheep in Cahir
Shanon Kinahan reports from the weekly sheep sale in Cahir Mart, where there was a lot of confidence in the sheep trade.
24 January 2024 Markets
Sheep mart comment: welcome boost for all categories of sheep
Factory agents displayed more bite for fleshed lambs and cull ewes, while farmers and specialist finishers were much more active for store lambs.
17 January 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: consider all options when marketing lambs
Reports from mart sales on Monday are vibrant, with prices rising by €4 to €10 per head on pre-Christmas levels and providing more options for farmers.
8 January 2024 Markets
Farmer Writes: 2023 was a year to forget
Co Donegal farmer James Strain reflects on the highs and lows of farming in 2023.
8 January 2024 News
Farm Tech Talk: weanlings, store lambs and dairy outlook
This week, Adam Woods talks about weanling prices, Darren Carty on new feeding strategies for store lambs and Aidan Brennan on the outlook for dairying in 2024.
5 January 2024 l2
On trial: Clipex sheep crate impresses Westmeath store lamb finisher
Frankie Boyhan took trial of a Clipex Contractor sheep crate, with the Westmeath farmer highly impressed by the technology and labour saving.
27 December 2023 Sheep handling
Sheep mart comment: sales draw to a close in stable trade
Prices were unchanged in the main, with only a few marts with a vibrant butcher and wholesale trade recording any significant movement in price.
20 December 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: steady end to 2023 sheep trade in Kenmare
Store lamb trade got a little lift in the run up to Christmas and this was evident in Kenmare mart as their sheep sales for 2023 came to a conclusion.
20 December 2023 Markets