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Sheep
Sheep price update: trade starting the week in a stable manner
Darren Carty
The trade has experienced its longest period of stability over the last month, with prices in some plants firming marginally at the end of last week.
5 August 2022 News
Rebound in UK lamb output and trade
Growth in UK sheepmeat output combines with increased import and export trade, reflecting a return to pre-pandemic normality and adaption to Brexit.
3 August 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: big variation in lamb and ewe prices
The majority of marts have witnessed prices at the upper end of the market for lambs ease back to €140 to €145, while some marts with a vibrant butcher trade are recording excellent prices.
NI Trends: cattle prices settle as supplies remain tight; lamb prices slump
Finished cattle prices have steadied in Northern Ireland after recent pressure, but the lamb trade has plummeted with major price cuts.
3 August 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: lamb quotes stabilise after recent price cuts
Factory prices on fat lambs and slaughter-fit ewes steadied mid-week after cuts were made on Monday morning.
3 August 2022 Markets
Sheep prices: further pressure as base quotes cut by 20c/kg
The reduction leaves most plants starting the week offering a base quote of €6.30/kg plus their representative quality assurance bonuses.
1 August 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef finishers resisting price cuts; lamb prices down 25p/kg
Beef finishers in Northern Ireland are digging in and unwilling to accept price cuts on prime cattle. Lambs continue to face price pressure, with quotes down 25p/kg.
27 July 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: lively lamb trade in Macroom
There was a lively trade for lambs in the mid-Cork venue for its weekly sheep sale.
27 July 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: quotes pulled by 30c/kg to 50c/kg
Base quotes for Thursday have been pulled by another 20c/kg, leaving cumulative cuts since last week ranging from 30c/kg to 50c/kg.
27 July 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: fleshed lambs in tight supply
Butcher buyers are inserting competition into the trade for well-fleshed lambs, with a significant percentage of lambs on offer short on flesh for butcher buyers.
27 July 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: mart trade providing the most positives
Mart managers report agents were keen to source lambs in sales held over the weekend and on Monday, with supplies of fleshed lambs in short supplies.
25 July 2022 Markets
UK sheepmeat exports fall by 2,000t in May
The significant reduction in exports meant that imports of 6,200t surpassed exports for the month.
23 July 2022 Markets