Lamb trade remains strong with factories paying between €6.10 and €6.20 per kilo.
Demand, still driven by Ramadan, remains strong with hogget prices also improving from between €5.10 and €5.20 per kilo.
The IFA’s National Sheep Chairperson, John Lynskey, says the lamb trade remained strong last week and also said it is positive to see live weight buying of lambs.
He also says that factory supplies remain tight as a result of Ramadan, leading to these increased prices. Ramadan commences on May 27th.
Ewe prices meanwhile averaged at €2.80 per kg last week.
So far this year kill numbers total at 104,783 heads, of which Mr Lysnkey says is an increase of 13% on last years numbers.