Sheep trade in Ireland: Prices steady during three day processing week

Market & Price Trends
Published Dec 28, 2023

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Prices in the sheep trade have remained steady as a short three day processing week for factories has started, with spring lamb prices from Kildare Chilling at €6.60/kg and Irish Country Meats offering €6.55/kg. Next week, factories will also be operating on a short processing week due to New Year's Day falling on Monday. The cull ewe trade prices have also remained unchanged compared to last week, with Kildare Chilling offering €2.60/kg plus a 10c QA bonus for ewes between 23kg to 35kg as well as €2.90/kg plus a 10c QA bonus for 35kg to 43kg ewes.
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Prices in the sheep trade have remained in a steady position at the start of what is a short three day processing week for factories. While the final quotes in the sheep trade for 2023 are provided below, when processing in 2024 commences next week in factories, it remains to be seen if there will be a rise in lamb prices. Next week will also be a short processing week in factories, on account of New Year’s Day falling on Monday, January 1, with processors closing on this day, but opening for the remainder of the week. Spring lamb prices Kildare Chilling has maintained its offering for lambs at the start of this week in the sheep trade and provided a quote for farmers today (Wednesday, December 27) only, of €6.50/kg, plus a 10c quality assured (QA) bonus up to 22kg for spring lambs, a total of €6.60/kg. They are offering €5.00/kg for light lambs under 16kg, or those that are grading from an O2 to P1. Advertisement This weeks sheep prices from Irish Country Meats (ICM) have shown ...
Source: AgriLand
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