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Ireland: Number of spring lambs behind by 6%

Meat
Lamb
Ireland
Market & Price Trends
Published Dec 2, 2023

Tridge summary

The number of spring lambs slaughtered in 2023 is 6% less than the number killed up to the same period in 2022. Last week, there was a small increase in the number of sheep processed compared to the previous week, with a significant increase in the number of lambs slaughtered. The cumulative supply of ewes and rams is significantly behind last year, with a 14% decrease.
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Original content

Figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) show that 59,714 sheep were processed last week (week ending Sunday, November 26), which is a small increase of 467 head from the week prior. There was a significantly higher number of lambs/hoggets slaughtered last week, a total of 1,996 which is a 308% of the amount that were killed in the same week in 2022. The table below gives an overview of the sheep kill for the week ending Sunday, November 26, (week 47) and the cumulative kill to date this year compared to the same time period of 2022. Type2023week 472023 cumulative2022 weekly2022 cumulativeWeeklydifferenceCumulative difference23 vs. 22 % weekly difference23 vs. 22 % cumulative differenceLambs/hoggets1,996986,437489904,7351,50781,702308%9%Spring lambs51,469 1,301,18246,299 1,377,3965,170-76,21411%-6%Ewes and rams6,249 305,9706,749 354,573-500-48,603-7%-14%Light lambs01496147-62-100%1%Total59,7142,593,73853,5432,636,8516,171-43,11312%-2%Source: DAFM ...
Source: AgriLand
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