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Sheep
Sheep price update: base quotes unchanged as mart prices firm
Darren Carty
Base quotes are starting the week at a range of €6.35/kg to €6.50/kg, while mart prices continue to edge upwards, with fleshed lambs selling from €100 to €108 over the weight.
23 November 2022 Markets
View from the marts: fleshed lambs up €8 to €10 but light lambs struggle
The 20c/kg to 30c/kg increase in factory prices has ignited the live trade, with factory agents locking horns with butcher buyers.
23 November 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: improved dead trade fuelling live trade
The trade for finished lambs has increased anywhere from €4 to €10 on the previous week, with factory agents displaying a much keener appetite for finished lambs.
NI Trends: finished cattle prices edging upwards; price boost for lamb trade
Factory prices on finished cattle are edging upwards in Northern Ireland and there is positive moves in the sheep trade.
23 November 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: lamb prices rise to €6.60/kg to €6.80/kg
There is also plenty of talk in the trade of specialist finishers and agents handling large numbers negotiating returns of €6.90/kg to €7.00/kg.
23 November 2022 Markets
Top of €3,800 at Ballyhibben Charollais reduction sale
The sale recorded a clearance rate of 95%, with just five of the one hundred sheep offered unsold on the day.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
Sheep price update: top lamb prices hit €6.70/kg to €6.80/kg
Prices jumped over the weekend and by 20c/kg to 30c/kg on Monday, with all factories becoming much more anxious for stock, leaving agents battling it out for lambs.
21 November 2022 Markets
Sheep Mart Watch: finished lambs €5 to €10/head dearer
Factory agents are showing a much stronger appetite for lambs and are competing with butcher and wholesale buyers for the better-quality lambs available.
16 November 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: firm trade for quality store lambs in Drumshanbo
As sale numbers begin their seasonal decline, the demand for decent quality store lambs remains with those more forward being in highest demand.
16 November 2022 Markets
Sheep trends: official price quotes slow to rise
Base quotes increased by 10c/kg over the last week but reports indicate those trading at the higher end of the market have secured a higher price increase.
16 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef trade remains on positive footing; marts driving lamb price
The beef trade in Northern Ireland continues on a positive footing, with firm demand underpinning prices. Lamb prices are also benefitting from a strong live trade.
16 November 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: lambs up by €8 to €10 in Kilkenny Mart
Auctioneer George Candler reported that the appetite for fleshed lambs outstripped supplies on offer, leading to a much more vibrant trade.
14 November 2022 Markets