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New Zealand sheepmeat exports to UK up 4,400t in Q1 2024
Darren Carty
The AHDB reports imports for the first three months of 2024 reaching 10,500t, almost similar to volumes imported in 2021.
10 April 2024 News
Ramadan delivers final price boost
Tight supplies and keen demand has inserted another 10c/kg in to the quote for hoggets.
8 April 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: hoggets rise by another 10c/kg
Base prices for Tuesday are in the region of €8.80/kg, with a high percentage of hoggets now trading above €9/kg, with demand outstripping supplies.
Ramadan festival boosts sheep trade
Factories have gone from a situation of trying to reduce hogget quotes following Easter buying to now increasing them to try and source higher numbers for the Ramadan festival.
3 April 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: Ramadan festival boosting hogget demand
Factory agents have increased activity as the week has progressed in sourcing hoggets for the Ramadan festival.
3 April 2024 Markets
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
Booming spring lamb trade in marts
Hogget quotes are starting from €8.50/kg and heading towards €9/kg, spring lamb prices in marts are booming and the cull ewe trade has ignited.
20 March 2024 Markets
EU sheepmeat production falls by 6% in 2023
End-of-year figures published by the AHDB shows production falling by some 26,000t to 398,000t, which explains the current high level of demand in the market.
17 March 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: prices edge up by 10c/kg to 15c/kg
Base quotes are now in the region of €8/kg, but much higher prices are being paid to secure sales and try to entice producers to trade directly with factories
13 March 2024 Markets
Sheep Management: weather challenges and marketing hoggets
This week’s torrential rainfall is hitting at a disastrous time for farmers in the midst of peak lambing, and is creating significant challenges.
13 March 2024 Management
Sheep price update: agents buying strong on Monday
There was new record prices set again this week, with hoggets rising to as high as €230/head in Kilkenny Mart.
11 March 2024 Markets