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Spring lamb supplies increasing in Northern Ireland

Spring lamb supplies increasing in Northern Ireland

Spring lamb supplies have increased in recent weeks in Northern Ireland (NI) according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC)....

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Humphreys to increase fine for dog attacks on livestock

Humphreys to increase fine for dog attacks on livestock

The Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys is looking to increase the fine for livestock worrying following a...

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Tightening supplies of hoggets putting the spotlight on spring lambs

Tightening supplies of hoggets putting the spotlight on spring lambs

Tightening supplies of hoggets at marts is putting the spotlight on spring lambs, as factory agents look to make up...

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Sheep kill: Spring lamb supplies increase

Sheep kill: Spring lamb supplies increase

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending May 7) witnessed a decrease on the week prior, as processing at factories moved back to a...

May 12, 2022

‘Fertiliser prices will be the same next spring’

‘Fertiliser prices will be the same next spring’

Fertiliser prices were a hot topic at the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association’s (ICMSA’s) farm walk earlier this week. The...

May 12, 2022

Commissioner: EU not planning to reduce meat production

Commissioner: EU not planning to reduce meat production

The European Commission is not planning to reduce meat production, according a social media post by the EU Commissioner for...

May 11, 2022

Soaring input costs seeing sheep farmers ‘getting out altogether’

Soaring input costs seeing sheep farmers ‘getting out altogether’

There are farmers selling spring lambs in one pen and selling the ewes that they were reared off in the...

May 11, 2022

IGA sheep conference and farm walk set for next week

IGA sheep conference and farm walk set for next week

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) is set to hold its sheep conference and farm walk next Thursday, May 19. Having...

May 11, 2022

Ennis Mart: Strong showing of spring lambs peaked at €171/head

Ennis Mart: Strong showing of spring lambs peaked at €171/head

A strong entry of 750 head of sheep at Ennis Mart on Monday (May 9) was met with a solid...

May 10, 2022

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices push on

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices push on

Spring lamb prices are moving in a positive direction this week (beginning Monday, May 9), with prices improving by 10c/kg...

May 10, 2022

Farmland: Meal markets and land designation funding

Farmland: Meal markets and land designation funding

This week’s episode of Farmland, which will be broadcast tomorrow (Tuesday, May 10), hears from an industry stakeholder with advice...

May 9, 2022

Wool prices: ‘Looking like 20c/kg for lowland wool’

Wool prices: ‘Looking like 20c/kg for lowland wool’

羊毛价格的下跌,农民得到的s little as 5c/kg to 20c/kg for their wool clip over the...

May 9, 2022

Slow start for spring lambs, both in supply and demand but this should change now

Slow start for spring lambs, both in supply and demand but this should change now

Demand for spring lambs has been quite sluggish since they began appearing at marts in March. Factory agents continued to...

May 8, 2022

Delvin Mart’s sheep sales resume with a ‘good steady trade’

Delvin Mart’s sheep sales resume with a ‘good steady trade’

Delvin Mart in Co. Westmeath saw its first sale of sheep on Thursday (May 5) since the end of 2020....

May 8, 2022

Liveweight lamb prices ease in Great Britain

Liveweight lamb prices ease in Great Britain

Liveweight lamb prices have eased back in Great Britain, with the exception of heavier spring lambs. Hannah Clarke of the...

May 7, 2022

Mart update: Heavy cull ewes still the pick of the trade

Mart update: Heavy cull ewes still the pick of the trade

Heavy cull ewes remained the pick of the trade at marts this past week, while hoggets eased in price and...

May 7, 2022

Lambs and ewes killed in dog attack on Limerick sheep farm

Lambs and ewes killed in dog attack on Limerick sheep farm

A total of 10 ewes and lambs were killed as a result of a recent incident involving two stray dogs...

May 6, 2022

Hogget supplies at marts getting smaller

Hogget supplies at marts getting smaller

Numbers of hoggets at marts over the last week or so has dried up quite quickly, many mart managers have...

May 6, 2022