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Ireland: Lamb and ewe prices rise by 10c/kg

Lamb
Mutton
Meat
Ireland
Market & Price Trends
Published Jan 23, 2024

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Irish sheep trade prices have seen a moderate increase this week, with processors providing higher quotes for lambs and ewes. Bord Bia’s sheep meat sector manager, Seamus McMenamin, noted that the trade is improving compared to last year, with prices starting 2024 ahead of 2023 levels. Kildare Chilling has increased its offering for lambs by 10c/kg, providing a quote of €6.70/kg, plus a 10c QA bonus up to 23kg for spring lambs. Other outlets have also raised their prices by 10c/kg. Kildare Chilling has also raised its quotes for cull ewes weighing between 23kg to 35kg.
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Prices in the sheep trade this week (beginning Monday, January 22) have seen a moderate lift from the quotes provided by processors for lambs and ewes. It is a welcome rise in the trade, which is already improving when compared to last year, according to Bord Bia’s sheep meat sector manager, Seamus McMenamin, who said that Irish sheep meat prices are starting 2024 ahead of 2023 levels. Last week, McMenamin also noted that there will be a higher carryover of store lambs in 2024. He estimates this figure to be at approximately 40,000 head. Lamb prices Kildare Chilling has raised its offering for lambs by 10c/kg at the start of this week in the sheep trade and provided a quote for farmers today (Monday, January 22) only, of €6.70/kg, plus a 10c QA bonus up to 23kg for spring lambs, a total of €6.80/kg. Advertisement They are offering €5.00/kg for light lambs under 16kg, or those that are grading from an O2 to P1. Other outlets have also raised their prices by 10c/kg and are quoting ...
Source: AgriLand
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