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In-lamb ewes

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
Breeding sheep were a solid trade at Ballymena Mart on Monday, with in-lamb ewes in demand.
By Kieran Mailey on 15 February 2018
The past week has seen another slight improvement in prices paid for well-fleshed hoggets.
By Nathan Tuffy on 08 February 2018
There has been a slight easing in prime cattle prices at meat plants in Northern Ireland this week. However, cows remain a strong trade.
By Kieran Mailey on 08 February 2018
Cattle and sheep prices remained firm at Swatragh Mart this week.
By Kieran Mailey on 25 January 2018
The sale included a flock of 450 ewes, with lambing due to commence from 1 March onwards.
By Darren Carty on 24 January 2018
The past week has been another positive one on the sheep side. Those who have been out to marts with hoggets have seen another strong week of sales.
By Nathan Tuffy on 18 January 2018
With sales starting small, and with only few mart sales taking place in the past week, demand has been said to be quite strong so far.
By Nathan Tuffy on 11 January 2018
Ennis mart was the new host for this year's Commercial winter fair, writes Shane Murphy.
By Shane Murphy on 09 November 2017
This week's management notes cover keeping on the importance of a quarantine period for purchased sheep.
By Darren Carty on 24 March 2017
This week's management notes cover lambing progress and yearling hoggets.
By Darren Carty on 23 March 2017
As is the case in most marts, throughput has fallen off, with supplies reducing and some farmers turning their attention to lambing.
By Darren Carty on 20 March 2017
Sheep farmers' confidence is being renewed in the sector with the upward momentum behind sheep prices.
By Peter Varley on 02 March 2017
Hogget prices are on the rise with stiff competition among factory agents, wholesalers and butchers.
By Peter Varley on 23 February 2017
An attack on a flock of ewes in Co Tipperary has left farmers very worried as we approach the lambing season.
By Patrick Donohoe on 09 February 2017
A guide to special sales in the marts in the coming weeks around the country.
By Nathan Tuffy on 26 January 2017
A special sale of in-lamb ewes sold to a top price of €215 at Ballymena Livestock Mart this week.
By Kieran Mailey on 19 January 2017
Mart prices resumed on a similar level in Saturday's first sale of 2017 in Mountbellew Mart in Co Galway.
By Darren Carty on 09 January 2017
Weanlings a stronger trade than stores
This Saturday's sale in Balla mart saw a reasonably steady trade for good-quality cattle. Lighter types made stronger prices than stores.
By Nathan Tuffy on 31 January 2016
It is a busy scanning period on sheep farms around the country and so far the number of lambs in ewe is particularly positive.
By Odile Evans on 21 January 2016
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