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Sheep Trends: another €10 knocked off lamb prices
Darren Carty
Base quotes have fallen by another 50c/kg to a base of €7/kg following a 20c/kg cut at the weekend and a further 30c/kg cut on Thursday.
Steps for NI dairy farms to cut ammonia by 43%
Open days for local farmers were held at AFBI Hillsborough last week. Peter McCann reports.
26 June 2024 News
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Sheep Trends: base quotes 10c/kg to 20c/kg lower
The reduction in quotes occurred over the weekend, with prices in the main holding steady since the start of the week.
26 June 2024 Markets
UK sheepmeat imports fall by almost 2,000t in April as exports down 1,700t
Higher import and export volumes were underpinned in April by the Easter and Ramadan festivals, with production and demand easing in April.
22 June 2024 News
Dairy calf birth registrations rising in Britain
Calf birth registrations in Britain shows an ongoing rise in the number of animals originating from a dairy dam.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
New Zealand sheepmeat exports to UK up 4,400t in Q1 2024
The AHDB reports imports for the first three months of 2024 reaching 10,500t, almost similar to volumes imported in 2021.
18 May 2024 Markets
Grain Trends: prices soaring in recent weeks
Grain markets are looking positive at present. Weather is affecting markets, as crop conditions come into focus.
15 May 2024 Markets
AHDB revises 2024 UK lamb production outlook
Higher numbers of ewe hoggets being slaughtered and a reduction in the breeding ewe flock has led to revised production figures.
20 April 2024 Markets
UK sheep flock falls 5.1% in 2023
The latest DEFRA census from 1 December 2023 shows total sheep flock numbers falling by some 1.14m head, with the breeding ewe flock reduction accounting for over 600,000 head.
6 April 2024 News
Sheep Trends: Easter trade stimulates strong demand
Quotes for Thursday for hoggets and lambs remain unchanged, but cull ewe quotes have increased, as factories try to entice higher numbers to opt for direct sales.
27 March 2024 Markets
British hogget prices soar to €9.24/kg
A review of global sheep prices shows British sheep prices surpassing French farmgate returns, with prices rising by €2/kg since the turn of the year.
27 March 2024 Markets