How many sheep were killed in factories last week?


What are factories quoting for sheep?

How many sheep were killed in factories last week?

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What are factories quoting for sheep?

Figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s database show that 62,520 sheep were slaughtered during the week commencing November 18th.

Breakdown:

  • Lambs/hoggets: 76;

  • Spring lambs: 53,385;

  • Ewes and rams: 9,059;

  • Light lambs: 0.

Cumulative:

  • Lambs/hoggets: 738,752

  • Spring lambs: 1,383, 256

  • Ewes and rams: 370,049

  • Light lambs: 2,492,628.

Prices

It has been reported that sheep quotes are rising, due to tighter supplies.

Factories are quoting up to €5.00/kg for lambs (prices are ranging from €4.70/kg upwards), while ewes are trading from €2.70-€3.00/kg.

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