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Hogget prices in Northern Ireland continue to creep upwards on the back of strong demand from processors on both sides of the border.
By Kieran Mailey on 22 March 2018
The cattle trade in Northern Ireland has increased marginally this week, as supply and demand remain finely balanced.
By Kieran Mailey on 22 March 2018
Last week’s sheep price gains remain intact, with incredible demand in the marts.
By Peter Varley on 22 March 2018
This week's notes cover mastitis in ewes, upgrading hoggets to EID status and marketing of spring lambs.
By Darren Carty on 22 March 2018
There was no let up in buyer demand for suckler-bred cattle and calves at Kilrea Mart this week.
By Kieran Mailey on 16 March 2018
Short supplies of fleshed hoggets have resulted in another price rise in the past week, as factory agents secure supplies.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 March 2018
Last week's special show and sale of weanlings at Ballymote Mart saw strong demand from farmers and agents for all types of stock.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 March 2018
This week's notes cover management of in-lamb yearling hoggets, taking precautions to prevent grass tetany and administering the orf vaccine.
By Darren Carty on 15 March 2018
The weekly cattle and sheep sales at Swatragh Mart saw an improved trade for good-quality stock.
By Kieran Mailey on 15 March 2018
Last week’s lift in factory prices and strong appetite of agents to secure additional supplies is very evident in mart sales with prices rising by €5 to €10 per head.
By Darren Carty on 12 March 2018
There was a strong trade for sheep last week at Ballymote Mart, where a special weanling show and sale also took place.
By Nathan Tuffy on 10 March 2018
The sheep trade is now running 70c/kg to 80c/kg above last year’s levels.
By Darren Carty on 08 March 2018
A limited pool of factory-fit hoggets is leading to increased buying competition, leading to higher prices on offer.
By Kieran Mailey on 08 March 2018
This week's notes cover feeding hill ewes following heavy snowfall, selling poor-quality ewe hoggets and getting back on top of hygiene.
By Darren Carty on 08 March 2018
Dog attack threat heightened following snow
Farmers need to be aware that dogs may not be secure following the recent period of bad weather.
By Pat O'Toole on 06 March 2018
Prices are holding solid, but heavy snowfall is set to greatly disrupt processing activity on Thursday and Friday.
By Darren Carty on 01 March 2018
Prices for hogget saw further increases this week on the back of strong factory demand.
By Kieran Mailey on 01 March 2018
Yesterday's sheep sale at Roscommon Mart saw a smaller entry of sheep on offer.
By Nathan Tuffy on 22 February 2018
With plenty of cattle on offer, base quotes for cattle are unchanged at local factories.
By David Wright on 22 February 2018
An increase in factory quotes is softening some of the frustration suppliers have over the clean livestock policy.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
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