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Beef
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.
11 May 2022 Markets
NI trends: finished cattle prices continue to rise; sheep trade hardens
Factory prices for finished cattle in Northern Ireland continue to edge upwards, while tighter supplies has seen improved demand for sheep.
10 May 2022 News
Watch: Spring lambs a strong trade in Carnaross
Niamh Gunn was in Carnaross Mart in Co Meath for their general sale of sheep on Tuesday.
Valais Blacknose sells for €3,000 at Summer Spectacular
The show was the first of its kind to be held in Tullow Mart on Monday 2 May.
4 May 2022 News
NI Trends: beef prices edge up as supplies tighten; sheep trade cools
Prices for cattle have increased at processing plants in Northern Ireland this week, but hoggets and lambs have eased.
4 May 2022 Markets
Sheep farmers need fertiliser, feed, fuel and financial support – IFA
Sheep farmers do not have the resources or the capacity in their income to take on the costs now associated with producing sheepmeat, says the IFA.
3 May 2022 News
NI Trends: strong live ring underpins beef price; pressure on sheep
Beef prices are holding firm in Northern Ireland, with a vibrant live ring providing plenty of competition for stock. However, hoggets and lambs are facing price pressure.
27 April 2022 Markets
Farmer Writes: taking a careful approach to reducing fertiliser
It is important to remember that spreading too little fertiliser could increase the need for concentrates, writes farmer Brian Nicholson.
27 April 2022 News
Purebreds not behaving like proper sheep
Derek Robinson had some interesting struggles when lambing a few pedigree Bluefaced Leicester sheep.
27 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: ewes with lambs at foot top €258 in Dowra
Niamh Gunn was in Dowra Mart last Friday for its general sale of sheep.
26 April 2022 Markets
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding firm; hogget and lamb prices ease
There is little movement in factory prices for cattle in Northern Ireland, but the sheep trade has slowed.
20 April 2022 Markets
No more dagging ewes after big birthday
The Dealer thought his luck had come all at once this week after he received the gift of a battery clippers for a big birthday.
20 April 2022 Dealer