The lamb trade remains good with a strong demand still.
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The lamb trade remains good with a strong demand still.

The lamb markets remain in a strong position with factories paying up to €6.20/6.30 per kilo for spring lambs. This is due to high demand according to the IFA’s National Sheep Chairman, John

Lynskey.

Some top prices of €6.35 per kilo are being paid around the country with hoggets making prices of up to €5.20. Ewes meanwhile saw prices of between €2.60 and €2.85 per kg.

Mr. Lynskey says demand remains high in the markets due to Ramadan commencing this weekend, and says the mart trade also remains strong with quality lambs making prices of over €130.

Mr. Lynskey also said that there are other positives to be seen on the market with lamb skins up €3 from this time last year. He also added that castings are expected to pick up in the in the fifth
quarter as the season progresses.

The IFA National Sheep chairman also offered an update on the Clean sheep policy. He said he is due to meet with representatives from the Meat industry Ireland and the Department of

Agriculture next week. More good news for sheep farmers as Lynskey said it was confirmed last week at a meeting on sheep issues that Irish Country meats have dropped clipping charges on
spring lambs.

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