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Sheep price update: factory quotes steady to 20c/kg lower
Darren Carty
It is a similar story from marts, with some recording a steady to stronger trade, while others have seen prices ease by €2 to €4/head.
10 July 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: another €10 knocked off lamb prices
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.
1 July 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: lamb base quotes drop below €8/kg mark
Factories have reduced quotes by another 20c/kg, leaving base quotes ranging from €7.80/kg to €7.90/kg or a starting price of €8/kg for quality assured lambs.
Sheep price update: variable price signals sent by factories
A couple of factories have started the week on a similar base quote of €8.20/kg, while a couple more have pulled base quotes by 20c/kg to €8.00/kg to €8.05/kg.
24 June 2024 Markets
Factories 'undermining' sheep trade - IFA
IFA sheep chair Adrian Gallagher said that factories must be more responsible in their pricing of lamb and must reflect the costs and input of farmers.
21 June 2024 News
Factories undermining sheep sector with attempted price cuts - IFA
IFA sheep chair Adrian Gallagher called on factories to be responsible in their pricing of lambs and hoggets and to maximise returns from the marketplace for sheep farmers.
31 May 2024 News
Sheep price update: firm trade with quotes for QA lamb opening at €9.50/kg
While the number of lambs coming on stream is slowly increasing, it is failing to compensate for hogget throughput following its seasonal decline.
20 May 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: more life as Northern trade rebounds
Base quotes in factories in Ireland are largely similar, but quotes in plants in Northern Ireland have rebounded strongly, rising by 20p/kg to 30p/kg in some plants.
15 May 2024 Markets
Beef prices edge up as lamb trade eases
Finished cattle are a slowly improving trade within NI, although lamb prices are easing.
NI Trends: price deals to be made on prime cattle; lamb price steadies
Good-quality in-spec cattle are getting harder to source and there are deals to be made. After an electric start to the trade, lamb prices have steadied this week.
1 May 2024 Markets
Grass buyers light up cattle trade
Better weather has brought renewed confidence to the cattle and sheep trade this week.
24 April 2024 Markets
Spring lamb prices reach €10/kg as quotes jump
Base quotes for quality assured lambs have increased by 20c/kg to 30c/kg and are now averaging around €9.70/kg, with those handling big numbers pushing returns upwards of €10/kg.
24 April 2024 Markets