How many sheep were slaughtered in the ROI last week?


Up to €5.75/kg is being paid for lambs.

How many sheep were slaughtered in the ROI last week?

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  • 29 days ago

Up to €5.75/kg is being paid for lambs.

Figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s database indicate that last week’s sheep kill stood at 50,962.

Breakdown:

  • Lambs/hoggets: 43,426;
  • Spring lambs: 0;
  • Ewes and rams: 7,536;
  • Light lambs: 0.

The inclusion of last week’s figure brought the cumulative sheep kill to 154,685.

Sheep quotes:

Plants are quoting between €5.50-€5.70/kg for lambs this week, with up to €5.75/kg being paid for up to 23.5kgs. Ewes are ranging from €3.00-€3.10/kg.

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