Sheep price update: trade solid as lamb numbers climb
Darren Carty
Some producer groups are reporting lamb numbers rising by anywhere from 50% to 100% on last week, while hogget numbers continue to follow a sharp seasonal decline.
Bonus scheme for Hampshire Down lamb launched
The farmer-led group is developing a network of local butchers to process and markets lamb through the scheme.
10 February 2022 News
Benefit in free movement of people
If staff recruitment and retention is difficult in Ireland, it is made much worse in Britain without access to the single market and free movement of people.
Pigs in middle of ‘nasty perfect storm’
Pig producers need financial support if they are to survive the current cost pressures, a leading industry expert has warned.
9 February 2022 News
Letter regarding the current state of affairs for Irish pig farmers
"Farmers who want to close their farm gates now are trapped in a downward spiral" - Shane McAuliffe, Castleisland, Co Kerry.
2 February 2022 Letters
Losing freedom of movement costs British pig farmers
Welfare issues, as well as financial cost from scarcity of butchers in British meat factories.
1 January 2022 News